Texans, Laremy Tunsil Agree to Record Extension

Houston Texans T Laremy Tunsil
Houston Texans T Laremy Tunsil
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NFL Offseason - The Houston Texans have signed left tackle Laremy Tunsil to a three-year extension worth $75 million, according to a a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Tunsil’s contract comes with $50 million fully guaranteed and $60 million in total guaranteed. The deal makes him the highest-paid tackle by APY with $25 million per year.

The Texans acquired Tunsil via a trade with the Miami Dolphins in 2019, starting 50 games for Houston over four seasons. In 2022, Tunsil finished with 15 total blocks and a 1.5% block rate—third lowest of his career—in Tunsil’s first season with at least 1,000 snaps.

Houston finished the 2022 season 31st in adjusted line yards and 13th in adjusted sack rate.


11 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2023, 10:16pm

#1 by Chuckc // Mar 19, 2023 - 2:24pm

Tunsil’s contract comes with $50 million fully guaranteed and $60 million in total guaranteed.


How can something be guaranteed partially?

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#3 by Lebo // Mar 19, 2023 - 2:38pm

Yeah, there are three types of guarantees: for injury, for skill (i.e., if you get cut for poor performance, you still get paid), and for cap (i.e., if you get cut for salary cap reasons, you still get paid - no, I don't fully understand this one, either).

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#7 by Noahrk // Mar 20, 2023 - 10:40am

I don't know about skill and cap, but apart from injury guarantees, there are also guarantees that activate at a certain time if the player is still on the roster.

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#10 by Pat // Mar 20, 2023 - 3:25pm

From a practical point of view, there's basically only guaranteed for injury and fully guaranteed. The problem with "skill" and "cap" guarantee is that the explanation for why a player's cut is basically totally up to the team, so basically no one specifies anything other than injury and full.

Injury's different. It's worth noting that you can't actually cut a player who's injured anyway, that requires a settlement. Injury guarantees essentially cover salary in future years. So once you get to the final year of a contract, for instance, an injury-only guarantee is pointless. Like, you can't say "oh, it's your final year and you're holding out, we'll guarantee your final year for injury." That'd be pointless.

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#4 by ImNewAroundThe… // Mar 19, 2023 - 5:09pm

Committed a lot of penalties last year. 11th/81 graded OTs. Crazy how he keeps getting top of the market deal.

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#5 by Spanosian Magn… // Mar 19, 2023 - 6:43pm

In 2022, Tunsil finished with 15 total blocks and a 1.5% block rate

Sorry for a stupid question, but supposed to be pressure rate or something?

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#6 by [Very] Special Teams // Mar 19, 2023 - 9:36pm

Probably supposed to be blown blocks / blown block rate.

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#8 by BigRichie // Mar 20, 2023 - 11:35am

Yeah, this blurb really really needed some editing before going live.

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#11 by LionInAZ // Mar 20, 2023 - 10:16pm

Probably right, but editing is for professionals, not ad chasers.

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#9 by Theo // Mar 20, 2023 - 1:32pm

Prob "blown blocks" bc it says also for other players. 

Proofreading is for amateurs. 

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