From what I’m told, Colts are not among those teams. https://t.co/ORBDXUxnNz
— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) March 11, 2021
There are reportedly six teams in trade talks with the Baltimore Ravens for offensive tackle Orlando Brown but the Indianapolis Colts don’t appear to be one of them, per Jim Ayello of Indy Star.
This doesn’t come as a surprise even though the Colts have a massive need to find a new left tackle following the retirement of Anthony Castonzo. Brown’s price, both in picks and eventual salary, are likely to keep the Colts from making a big trade like this.
The Colts already give up their 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick in order to get quarterback Carson Wentz from the Philadelphia Eagles. We know how much Chris Ballard loves those draft picks so giving up more for Brown doesn’t appear to be in the cards.
Brown has been the right tackle for the Ravens ever since he was selected in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft. He’s set to be a free agent following the 2021 season so whichever team trades for him will have to sign him to an extension.
The Colts are in need of an offensive tackle to replace Castonzo but it appears they won’t be in the running for Brown.