With the offseason heating up for the Houston Texans, there's no question one of their main priorities will be to reach an agreement on a new deal with star left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who they acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins before the start of last year.
One of the best offensive tackles in the game, Tunsil is about to enter the final year of his rookie contract. And with the massive hoss set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2021, the last thing the organization wants is for him to potentially leave to go play elsewhere.
If they want to make sure he continues his career in Houston, they'll have to prepare to pay the man record-breaking kind of money.
Tunsil and his agent aren't playing around. He's set to make $10.35 million next year, but everyone understands he's worth far more than that. Knowing this, Tunsil is looking to get around $19-20 million per campaign on his next contract.
Keep in mind Lane Johnson is the highest-paid offensive lineman at $18 million a year. Tunsil has his eyes on being No. 1 across the board. Will the Texans be willing to meet his demands?
The sooner the two sides can shake hands and have Tunsil sign on the dotted line, the better. With Deshaun Watson entering the prime of his career, the team must protect his blindside at all costs. Keeping Tunsil around for the long haul is simply a no-brainer.