Travis Kelce Gives Unfiltered Thoughts on Orlando Brown Jr. Leaving for Bengals

Travis Kelce gave his unfiltered thoughts on Orlando Brown Jr. leaving for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Travis Kelce gave his unfiltered thoughts on Orlando Brown Jr. leaving for the Cincinnati Bengals. / AP Photos/Alex Brandon

The Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl season relied on balance across the roster, including along the offensive line. Orlando Brown Jr. played a huge role in a Pro Bowl campaign, but left the team to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals in free agency. Travis Kelce didn't hold back in his thoughts on the matter.

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The Chiefs tight end spoke on Brown's decision to leave on his New Heights podcast, explaining how a budding rivalry with the Bengals has been brewing over the last few years. Kansas City is just 1-3 against Cincinnati in the last two seasons and barely snuck by the team in the AFC Championship.

“It hurts. It hurts my soul, man. Hurts my soul. It’s like watching your best friend just turn evil on you."

Kelce on Brown Going to Bengals

Kelce called the feeling "awkward" more than anything else, yet still stressed Brown was a leader in Kansas City and he only wishes nothing but the best for him. Nevertheless, Kelce put into words what every Chiefs players is likely thinking. Circle the Chiefs-Bengals 2023 showdown on your calendar.

Kansas City wasted no time finding a replacement for Brown, signing former Jacksonville Jaguar Jawaan Taylor to a four-year deal worth $80 million in free agency. The 25-year-old has played in over 1,000 offensive snaps in each of his first four NFL seasons, giving up an average of 7.0 sacks.

For now, the Chiefs have odds set at +600 to win Super Bowl 58, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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