Houston Texans: Laremy Tunsil currently recovering from offseason surgery

Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil is currently recovering from offseason surgery. What happened and when? Let’s talk about this for a bit.

Houston Texans fans — how do you think this team will fare this offseason?  It’s going to be interesting once the flood gates open within the next couple of weeks.  At this moment, teams are just gathering information on how they’re going to approach their own strategies but there’s no question they already know who they want and what it’s going to take to get them.

Teams will have until March 10 at  3 p.m. CST to decide on which players they want to award the franchise/transition tag and D.J. Reader remains a strong candidate to be awarded that.

The Houston Texans have only used the tag twice in franchise history — on Dunta Robinson and Jadeveon Clowney — but with Bill O’Brien taking over the reins of football operations, we could see a different shift in strategy.

I don’t think the Houston Texans should let Reader walk under any circumstances and tagging him — if they can’t agree to terms on a deal — would be the most prudent approach to take.

They have signed Brandon Dunn to a three-year extension for insurance just in case things foul-up.

But while all of that is going on, Laremy Tunsil, the Houston Texans star left tackle acquired via trade from the Miami Dolphins this past season had offseason surgery for a torn labrum, something he played through this past season.

He’s expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of the season this fall but concerns still arise over the status of his contract.

Tunsil is going into the final season of his rookie deal — to which he will earn $10.4 million in base salary on his fifth-year option — and is actively seeking a contract extension that could be reportedly worth up to $20 million per season.

He has fired his previous representation — Jimmy Sexton of CAA — in favor of someone who can

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negotiate the terms that he wants.  He hasn’t hired anyone as of yet but it’s expected that he’ll have someone in place soon.

Is Tunsil worth that type of money? Absolutely.  Good help is hard to find and great help is even harder to secure so the Houston Texans will have to pony up the cash to ensure that he’s compensated fairly for his services.

Although he sputtered a bit out of the gate at the beginning of the season while learning the Houston Texans’ system, he did turn things around and ensured that at least his side of the line was secure enough to keep Watson upright the majority of the time.

The announcement of his surgery shouldn’t be too much a concern as he’s 25-years-old and should heal just fine from it but what actually does is that they could fumble the negotiations with him badly, just before they punch it into the end zone.

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I trust that O’Brien and Jack Easterby will do the right thing but it’s anyone’s guess that Tunsil will have his extension done this offseason.

Let’s keep an eye out!

Tunsil appeared in 14 starts back in 2019.