Breaking News: Chiefs Find Their New Left Tackle In Jawaan Taylor for 4 years and $80 million47 replies
Former Jaguars’ OT Jawaan Taylor reached agreement on a four-year, $80 million deal, including $60M gtd, with the KC Chiefs, per sources. Deal negotiated and confirmed by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey. pic.twitter.com/jm0XYJUtTy
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
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.
Taylor is apparently expected to play left tackle.
So my understanding is that the #chiefs are out on Orlando Brown Jr moving forward. Jawaan Taylor is expected to play LT for KC.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 13, 2023
Got rid of Brown who could have had a bomb contract last year, just like that!
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.
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.
Maybe they’ll draft our new right tackle
Naing … RT ,
they will draft one to compete. Niang is a great swing tackle
I’m not sure they are ready to count on Niang with his injury history, I know it makes me nervous.
Yeah I think that’s what they’re doing. I actually see a potential 3D chess move that will be the topic of a future post.
Sooo …. Rock, Paper, Scissors , Lizard, Spock ? … ; _
Maybe, or they could draft a LT and playing him at RT until they think he’s ready to take over at LT.
He played LT at Florida
Brown is 6’8″ and 345 lbs.
Taylors arms are 1/8 th inch longer
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.
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).
Too big. I like Taylor’s size more
yeah and with those long(er) arms makes for perfect size
only thing I notice is he may be a little light at 312
would just as soon have kept Wylie for the money … but, whatever, we shall see
this guy will play left tackle
Gave up 21 pressures in 19 games last season. Wylie gave up 54!
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.
Sounds a little like Fisher 2.0, except I think Big Fish was always a pretty good run blocker.
Woops wrong thread.
Not sure what they are seeing in Taylor they didn’t see in Brown. 2022 PFF grades for pass blocking:
Taylor will likely be significantly cheaper than Brown.
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
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
He hasn’t “lost”. He will get more money from someone
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.
Left tackle is interesting thought he would be RT
If you read your Morning Huddle this would not be a surprise
In my offseason agenda post I said right tackle was a position the Chiefs should spend big on. I said McGlinchy, but apparently the team likes Taylor more. I certainly trust their scouting of tackles more than mine so I’m happy with the signing.
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
Its worth a try. if it doesn’t work like you hope, you still have a real good RT.
OBjr was a pro-bowl RT until he wasn’t
Pro bowl schmowl bowl, your girlfriend could make it if she was better looking. It’s stupid fan based nonsense
he was a popular RT because he was good