Laremy Tunsil and the Houston Texans have agreed to a massive 3-year, $66 million contract extension, per Ian Rapoport and Steve Wyche of NFL Network. Of the $66 million, $57.85 million is guaranteed.
This news comes almost 8 months after the Texans acquired the offensive tackle along with WR Kenny Stills in a blockbuster trade with the Miami Dolphins for a first round pick in 2020, and first and second round selections in 2021. This is a huge investment in the 2016 13th overall pick by Texans GM Bill O’Brien.
Tunsil’s new contract comes with an average annual salary of $22 million, which puts him past Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson as the NFL’s highest paid offensive lineman on a yearly basis. Living up to the vast payday will be a tall order for Tunsil, although he did earn a Pro Bowl selection protecting Deshaun Watson’s blindside in 2019.