Laremy Tunsil has come a long way from his famous draft night fall, as he morphed into one of the best left tackles in football last year under Bill O'Brien's watch with the Houston Texans.
In one of the few non-destructive moves O'Brien has made or thought of as the GM of the team, reports suggest the Texans are trying to sign Tunsil to a multi-year contract extension after a successful 2019 season.
Currently, the highest-paid left tackle in football is Indianapolis Colts star Anthony Castonzo, who makes $16.5 million per year. Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson clocks in at $18 million per year. Tunsil's extension will likely cross both of those thresholds.
Tunsil's play last season certainly justifies a new contract. The 25-year-old was named to his first Pro Bowl last season after allowing just three sacks while playing 915 offensive snaps and starting 14 games.
A tremendous athlete at the position who helped singlehandedly take the Texans' offensive line from unwatchable to decent, Tunsil could protect Deshaun Watson's blind side for the foreseeable future in Houston.
Unless O'Brien wants to risk being run out of town by angry mob after trading two first-round picks to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for Tunsil, the head coach/GM needs to find a way to bring his stud left tackle back into the fold ASAP.