Texans lock up offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with three year extension

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 26: Laremy Tunsil #78 and Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans pose during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

FOX 26 Sports has confirmed the Houston Texans have signed left tackle Laremy Tunsil to a three-year extension, keeping him protecting Deshaun Watson’s blindside through 2023.

Tunsil will be just 26-years-old when the 2020 NFL season (presumably) begins. Per ESPN, Tunsil’s $22 million per year salary makes him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL.

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Houston acquired Tunsil just before the start of the 2019 regular season in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.

The Texans gave up their 2020 and 2021 first-round draft picks, along with a 2021 second-rounder, in exchange for Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills.

In his first season in Houston, Tunsil made 14 starts and earned his first career Pro Bowl selection.