Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil has reached his goal of becoming the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL.
A source told ESPN that Tunsil has agreed to a three-year, $75 million extension with the Texans. The deal includes a $30 million signing bonus with $50 million fully guaranteed and $60 million in total guarantees, the source said.
The $25 million average annual value passes that of San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams’ $23.01 million that he signed in 2021.
“Always want to reset the market,” Tunsil told ESPN in December. “Perfect opportunity to reset the market. Everything is lining up as far as my contract to how I’m playing. Everything lining up perfectly.”
Tunsil’s production last season ranked among the best in the NFL. His pass block win rate (92.0%) was 12th among offensive tackles, as he allowed only one sack (tied for second fewest) and 12 pressures (third 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.