Breaking News: Chiefs Find Their New Left Tackle In Jawaan Taylor for 4 years and $80 million

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Taylor played right tackle in Jacksonville, so that is presumably where he’d play in Kansas City. At $20 million per year he should be considered one of the top right tackles in the NFL by the Chiefs.

Update:

Taylor is apparently expected to play left tackle.

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zulu trader
03/13/2023 4:17 pm

Got rid of Brown who could have had a bomb contract last year, just like that! comment image

zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:20 pm

Matt Derrick
@mattderrick

Chiefs GM Brett Veach would seem to be playing his own version of Moneyball. Acquire a high-end RT and move him to LT for less money than a high-end LT.

Did it with Orlando Brown, now trying it with Jawaan Taylor.

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 4:25 pm

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Big Chief
Big Chief
03/13/2023 3:19 pm

Seth Keysor did a good analysis of Orlando Brown Jr. that convinced me that it made a lot more sense to move on from him to a lower priced player instead of paying him the top dollar contract he and his agent were demanding. In his film review he felt like the Chiefs modified their offense after OBJ’s poor outing after the first Cincy game and started giving him a lot more help with chips by RBs and TEs, as well as forcing DEs out wider by lining more TEs up next to him. If you are going to have to scheme consistently to help your tackles it’s a big mistake to pay them top money for that privilege. I still expect to see them pick an OT in the first 3 rounds, and possibly a developmental guy on day 3.

zulu trader
Reply to  Big Chief
03/13/2023 3:21 pm

Maybe they’ll draft our new right tackle

rip58
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:24 pm

Naing … RT ,

zulu trader
Reply to  rip58
03/13/2023 3:24 pm

they will draft one to compete. Niang is a great swing tackle

Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  rip58
03/13/2023 3:25 pm

I’m not sure they are ready to count on Niang with his injury history, I know it makes me nervous.

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KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  Tony Sommer
03/13/2023 4:20 pm

Sooo …. Rock, Paper, Scissors , Lizard, Spock ? … ; _

Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:25 pm

Maybe, or they could draft a LT and playing him at RT until they think he’s ready to take over at LT.

zulu trader
Reply to  Big Chief
03/13/2023 3:32 pm

He played LT at Florida

zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:04 pm

Height
6’ 5’’
Weight
312 lbs
Arm
35 1/8’’
Hand
10’’

  • Girthy and powerful with long arms
  • Plus run-blocker with nasty demeanor
  • Accelerates into run fits
  • Runs feet to knock defender off his spot
  • Grip strength and core strength keeps base blocks centered
  • Not content to stalemate
  • Continues working feet into position to secure the block
  • Operates with desired timing on combo blocks
  • His climbs up to linebacker are measured and controlled
  • Wasn’t asked to pull much but able to do it
  • Punch is tight and generally direct
  • Keeps his weight over toes in pass sets
  • Works with controlled slides and rarely whipped to the edge
  • Quick to process twists and blitzes
  • Handled Brian Burns’ spin move without flinching
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:07 pm

Brown is 6’8″ and 345 lbs.

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:09 pm

Taylors arms are 1/8 th inch longer

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:23 pm

Brandon Thorn
@BrandonThornNFL

This is surprising, but Taylor did play LT there at Florida (had a fun matchup vs. Brian Burns too) and if he is going to make the switch anywhere in the NFL, KC under Andy Heck/Reid is about the best possible spot to do it successfully.

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zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:30 pm

Brandon Thorn
@BrandonThornNFL

I absolutely love this for Taylor. Solid starter who is 25 coming off of his best season and now is in one of the select few truly ‘elite’ OL infrastructures (Reid-Heck-Mahomes).

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:55 pm

Too big. I like Taylor’s size more

zulu trader
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
03/13/2023 3:59 pm

yeah and with those long(er) arms makes for perfect size

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 4:02 pm

only thing I notice is he may be a little light at 312

upamtn
03/13/2023 3:01 pm

would just as soon have kept Wylie for the money … but, whatever, we shall see

zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
03/13/2023 3:05 pm

this guy will play left tackle

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 3:15 pm

Sam Monson
@PFF_Sam

Gave up 21 pressures in 19 games last season. Wylie gave up 54!

rip58
03/13/2023 2:41 pm
rip58
Reply to  rip58
03/13/2023 2:41 pm
rip58
Reply to  rip58
03/13/2023 2:52 pm

Plus Name and Plus Name
Plus Name and Plus Name
03/13/2023 2:35 pm

This feels like a move where we are swinging for upside. He’s the polar opposite of OBJ. Excellent pass protector, poor run defender. Athletic but struggles a little with bull rushers.

Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  Plus Name and Plus Name
03/13/2023 3:08 pm

Sounds a little like Fisher 2.0, except I think Big Fish was always a pretty good run blocker.

zulu trader
03/13/2023 2:34 pm
BKSchief
BKSchief
03/13/2023 1:56 pm

Not sure what they are seeing in Taylor they didn’t see in Brown. 2022 PFF grades for pass blocking:

Taylor: 75.9
Brown: 76.6
Wylie: 61.3

BKSchief
BKSchief
Reply to  Tony Sommer
03/13/2023 2:03 pm

You think he was asking for more than double what he was offered last year? They only offered around $38m guaranteed last year to brown and now give what for all intents and purposes appears to be a downgrade $60m guaranteed

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  BKSchief
03/13/2023 3:59 pm

Orlando didn’t take the contract. And he’s completely unwilling to move from left to right tackle.

Chiefs offered him more than fair money last year and he turned it down. He bet on himself and he lost. Did still win a super bowl though

zulu trader
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
03/13/2023 4:04 pm

He hasn’t “lost”. He will get more money from someone

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 4:20 pm

Hasn’t lost yet.

I guess we’ll see but I think he ends up on a contract that is less than what we offered him.

He doesn’t fit every system. He’s just too freaking big. I don’t think the demand is there that he thinks there is.

zulu trader
03/13/2023 1:43 pm

Left tackle is interesting thought he would be RT

zulu trader
03/13/2023 1:39 pm

If you read your Morning Huddle this would not be a surprise

BKSchief
BKSchief
Reply to  Tony Sommer
03/13/2023 1:24 pm

I think even SF fans thought McGlinchey was overrated. I told my Bro in law earlier this week I’d be thrilled to get Taylor. Not sure if they move him to LT though, which could be risky

hoosierchief
Reply to  BKSchief
03/13/2023 1:29 pm

Its worth a try. if it doesn’t work like you hope, you still have a real good RT.

zulu trader
Reply to  hoosierchief
03/13/2023 1:41 pm

OBjr was a pro-bowl RT until he wasn’t

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
Reply to  zulu trader
03/13/2023 2:49 pm

Pro bowl schmowl bowl, your girlfriend could make it if she was better looking. It’s stupid fan based nonsense

zulu trader
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
03/13/2023 2:56 pm

he was a popular RT because he was good

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