4 free-agent offensive tackles the Commanders could sign in 2023
By Dean Jones
Commanders could sign Orlando Brown Jr.
This is the marquee signing. One that would cost an astronomical amount but would guarantee the Washington Commanders get themselves a franchise left tackle this offseason.
Orlando Brown Jr. didn’t get the franchise tag from the Kansas City Chiefs, which means he could hit the market if a new deal cannot be agreed upon in the coming days. This should put the Commanders and others around the league on high alert given his production and scope for further improvement.
Brown’s high-profile trade from the Baltimore Ravens went exactly as expected. He was a core component behind the Chiefs’ major strides on the offensive line, which would be a significant loss and one that could jeopardize their chances of a Super Bowl repeat in 2023.
Providing the Commanders get enough in the way of spare resources to make the right financial offer, it’s something that could interest Brown. The presence of Eric Bieniemy as Washington’s primary play-caller would smooth the transition and might be enough to convince the former third-round pick out of Oklahoma to join the project.
If Brown is allowed to walk, the Commanders should be among the first teams to put in a call to his representatives. This would also allow them to focus their attention on finding a shutdown cornerback at No. 16 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.