Texans re-sign Tunsil to three-year deal through 2023 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Houston Texans have re-signed offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. He has agreed to a three-year, $66 million agreement. 

This new agreement will have $50 million in guaranteed money. In addition, Tunsil will receive — if he hasn’t already — $40 million at signing.

Houston Texans tackle Laremy Tunsil attempts to block Maxx Crosby against the Oakland Raiders
Laremy Tunsil attempts to block Maxx Crosby against the Oakland Raiders (Getty Images)

Tunsil received a huge contract for the star left tackle. He is now the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. 

His deal surpassed the deal that the Philadelphia Eagles gave to Lane Johnson. The Eagles offensive lineman is averaging $18 million per season.

The 26-year-old will make $10.8 million for the 2020 season. Then, following this upcoming season — if there is an upcoming season — his new deal will kick in with the 2021 season..

Tunsil’s new deal runs through the 2023 season. In the first-year of the agreement, he is slated to make $16.1 million in base salary.

He will then make $17.8 million during the 2022 season in a base salary. He will also make $18.5 million during the 2023 season in base salary. 

The Texans do have an option now to cut Tunsil following the 2022 season. If Houston does elect to move on from him then, it’ll turn out to be a three-year, $57.8 million deal. 

If the franchise does elect to release him at that time, it’ll only cost them $3.25 million in dead cap space instead of paying him the $18.5 million base salary.

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