The Houston Texans made Laremy Tunsil the highest-paid left tackle in NFL history with a record-breaking contract extension that will pay him $22 million per year, according to reports.
We knew the Texans were going to make Tunsil a very rich man this offseason. But to see that he’s now going to make $5.5 million more per year than any other left tackle in the NFL was just stunning.
The NFL world immediately put Texans head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien in its sights and set to roasting him for yet another mind-boggling decision.
Imagine if Bill O’Brien wasn’t an idiot, and traded Duane Brown who wanted an extension (that he deserved).. then he goes out to trade TWO first round picks for Tunsil and then give him an extension. https://t.co/5QgS0XL7lu— Brandon (@BrandonBerasain) April 24, 2020
Good Lord. Somebody needs to stop Bill O'Brien the GM. You gotta be kidding me? https://t.co/S2NndJPqoF— Tom Krasniqi (@TKras) April 24, 2020
In short, the Texans will make a decent tackle the highest-paid at his position in the league by $4 million, but are “forced” to trade the best WR in the league because they don’t want to pay him.— Mike Kennedy (@mbken84) April 24, 2020
Bill O’Brien, y’all. https://t.co/pAHfJBa5Jo
Everyone looking at what Bill O’Brien has done in the past month: pic.twitter.com/d6x9ciNBHd— ON TO THE (NFL) DRAFT (@NickMyers_) April 24, 2020
Bill O’Brien continues to be out of his mind. https://t.co/bwmDuJczso— Austin Stanley (@AustinStanley81) April 24, 2020
Bill O’Brien not paying Nuk but paying a left tackle $22 million per year is a very Bill O’Brien move https://t.co/9wW2nJCIaJ— Football Analysis (@FBallAnalysis) April 24, 2020
Texans slowly falling into poverty led by Bill O’Brien https://t.co/G2kci2grVV— Colin ♂️ (@colly__wolly) April 24, 2020