The Houston Texans have reached an agreement on a three-year extension with LT Laremy Tunsil, John McClain reported Friday.
The deal will reportedly pay Tunsil $22 million per season, which would make him the highest paid offensive tackle in the NFL.
Tunsil, who turns 26 in August, will $10.25 million this upcoming season. He will be 29 when his three-year extension ends after the 2023 season. The deal includes $57 million guaranteed, along with a $13 million signing bonus.
McClain stated the Texans had been working on an extension for Tunsil for weeks, and had been close for more than a week before Friday’s agreement.
According to Aaron Wilson, Tunsil negotiated his own $22 million per year deal directly with Texans coach and general manager Bill O’Brien without an agent while getting advice from advisors.
Tunsil, who was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2019, will be entering his fifth NFL season in 2020. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins at 13th overall in the 2016 draft, and was traded to the Texans back on September 1.