Texans reach $75 million extension with LT Laremy Tunsil, sources say
Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil has become the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL after agreeing to a three-year, $75 million extension, sources told ESPN on Sunday.
The deal includes a $30 million signing bonus with $50 million fully guaranteed and $60 million in total guarantees, sources said.
In December, Tunsil told ESPN he wanted to be the highest-paid offensive tackle. Now, the seven-year veteran is accomplishing that feat by outscoring San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams, who has earned $23.01 million per season since 2021.
The extension comes after a season in which Tunsil, 28, was named Pro Bowler for the third time.
Tunsil’s production last season ranked among the best in the NFL. His pass block success rate (91.9%) was 17th among offensive tackles, as he allowed only one sack (tied for second) and 17 pressures (sixth at least).
The extension comes the same day the Texans agreed to trade wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Dallas Cowboys for a pair of draft picks, sources told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.