Brown spoke in regards to the request for the primary time since he insisted final month he performs left deal with shifting ahead.
The 24-year-old mentioned his late father, former Ravens proper deal with Orlando Brown Sr., wished his son would play left deal with.
“He at all times instructed me, ‘Do not accept taking part in proper deal with,'” Brown mentioned, in response to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. “‘Guarantee that when it comes time and also you get to each degree, you are taking part in left.'”
He added: “It is much more emotional or religious for me, I assume you could possibly say, taking part in left deal with.”
Six groups have contacted Brown’s illustration since his commerce demand, Garafolo provides.
The Ravens chosen Brown within the third spherical of the 2018 draft. The Oklahoma alum spent the vast majority of his collegiate profession on the left facet earlier than shifting to proper deal with for his first two seasons as a professional.
Brown slid to left deal with in 2020 following Ronnie Stanley’s season-ending ankle harm. He performed 700 snaps on the blindside in comparison with 345 at proper deal with, in response to PFF. The versatile lineman earned his second Professional Bowl nod for his efforts final 12 months.
He mentioned the choice has nothing to do with Stanley and that they are good buddies. Nonetheless, after experiencing success and recalling his father’s imaginative and prescient, Brown sees his supreme place as left deal with.
“It is a scenario the place Baltimore is aware of my plan is not to play proper deal with,” he mentioned. “I really feel extra snug on the left facet. That is the place I had performed my complete life (earlier than becoming a member of the Ravens). I am a greater left deal with than proper deal with.”
Ravens basic supervisor Eric DeCosta addressed the scenario earlier this week.
“We’ll do what’s greatest for Orlando, and we’ll do what’s greatest for the Ravens,” DeCosta mentioned.