Sources: Texans’ Tunsil becomes highest-paid LT
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 that he wanted to be the highest-paid offensive tackle. And now the seven-year veteran accomplishes that feat by surpassing San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams, who has made $23.01 million per season since 2021.
The extension comes off a season in which Tunsil, 28, was named a Pro Bowler for the third time.
Tunsil’s production last season ranked among the best in the NFL. His pass block win rate (91.9%) was 17th among offensive tackles, as he allowed only one sack (tied for second fewest) and 17 pressures (sixth fewest).
The extension comes on the same day that 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.