The Kansas City Chiefs franchise tagged new left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. this March.
However, he hasn’t signed the $16.6 million tender to this point.
Brown reportedly wants to be paid “at the top of the left tackle market, which is $23 million per year” according to NFL insider Mike Garafolo, while the Chiefs have been making offers that are “more in line with the top of the right tackle market.”
The deadline for players on a franchise tag to agree to long-term deals with their current team is Friday at 4 p.m. ET.
Brown spent the 2021-22 season as a left tackle for the Chiefs, earning his third straight Pro Bowl bid in the process.
But if he and the Chiefs don’t agree on a contract, a holdout could very well be looming for the star left tackle. A holdout that could last into the regular season.