Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown has made it clear where he wants to play up front:
I’m a LEFT Tackle.— Orlando Brown Jr. (@ZEUS__78) January 29, 2021
It appears he's now doing something about it.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on Thursday that Brown's representatives are exploring trade possibilities that would allow him to play left tackle on a full-time basis with a club. Brown, drafted by Baltimore in 2018 to play right tackle, has made Pro Bowl squads in each of the past two years, but Baltimore signed current left tackle Ronnie Stanley to a five-year, $98.75 million extension last October.
Brown, 24, can enter free agency after the 2021 season.
Stanley suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle in Week 8 last November, but he's expected to return for training camp. Earlier this month, ESPN's Jamison Hensley wrote that the Ravens could get at least one first-round draft pick in a trade involving Brown this offseason.
As Hensley added, though, Baltimore is a Super Bowl contender with a Most Valuable Player quarterback who has the goods to guide the Ravens to a division title next season. Keeping Brown at right tackle and having him as a replacement if Stanley once again goes down could be worth the risk of losing a Pro Bowler for nothing in free agency next year.