The Houston Texans have signed left tackle Laremy Tunsil to a three-year, $66 million extension.
Tunsil had one year left on his contract that will pay him $10.35 million this season.
The deal, which he negotiated without an agent, but with the help of advisors, makes him the highest-paid offensive tackle in the NFL.
The Texans acquired Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills in a trade with Miami in August, shipping this year’s first-round pick and their picks in the first and second rounds in 2021 to the Dolphins. Tunsil’s presence immediately improved an offensive line that allowed an NFL-leading 62 sacks in 2018.
Houston allowed just 44 sacks last season, with Tunsil protecting quarterback Deshaun Watson’s blind side. The 6-foot-5, 313-pound Tunsil was selected to his first Pro Bowl.