Longtime rivals Sam Hubbard and Orlando Brown Jr. talk about teaming up

The Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs matchup has turned into a heavyweight rivalry over the past few years.

Sam Hubbard and Orlando Brown Jr. have been matching up against each other much longer than that since their college days at Ohio State and Oklahoma, respectively. They are putting those feelings behind them after Brown switched sides and joined the Bengals.

Mohammed Ahmad of Cleveland.com asked Hubbard and Brown what they thought about teaming up after being rivals for such a long time.

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Here’s what Brown said:

“It’s awesome. He’s a great player. I have a ton of respect for the way he plays and obviously, getting to be around him, I can see the way he game plans. To me, that’s the cool part seeing how some guys prepare,” Brown told cleveland.com. “I feel like he’s a really special player and I can’t wait to get to work with him.”

And Hubbard on Brown: “I think we’ve got a mutual respect for each other. It’s going to be great to have that presence on the offensive line because I’ve seen for years how he plays.”

Both will only have the goal of winning on their mind, so it will likely be easy to get along as teammates.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire