Players on Championship Sunday that could be on the Colts next season
Colts could sign Orlando Brown Jr
After one season in Kansas City, Orlando Brown Jr. will become an unrestricted free agent. Brown originally requested to be traded from the Baltimore Ravens after emerging as a breakout left tackle when Ronnie Stanley got injured.
Stanley ended up on the Injured Reserve again in 2021, which makes the Brown trade to Kansas City more questionable. With an up-and-coming offensive line in Kansas City, it would take big-time money to get Brown to leave for somewhere else.
Brown is one of the best young offensive linemen in the league. If there is one thing the Colts learned this year, they can’t just have a bandaid on that position anymore.
As his rookie contract is coming to an end, he’s expecting a massive payday in comparison to his $3.38 million salary in 2021. Brown is expected to make around $23.3 million per year this offseason.
Once again, Indy has the cap space to ensure they could lock up a top-tier talent at the most important position on the roster. Indianapolis could afford to get Brown and the quarterback of their choice for 2022.
Just picture Brown sitting next to Quenton Nelson in 2022. Would there be a more dominant left side in the NFL? You could consider both Nelson and Brown to be an All-Pro next season.