Laremy Tunsil, OT
The Texans have nearly $62 million available in cap space, but they are eventually going to be using some of that space on Deshaun Watson to keep the franchise quarterback on their team. Another player who must be re-signed by the Texans even more swiftly is left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who is not only excellent at his position, but the better he plays, the better Watson plays.
Tunsil is currently on the final year of his rookie contract he signed with the Miami Dolphins, and he’s making $10.35 million this season after making $2.148 million in ’19. Tunsil’s contract for the ’20 season is 5.2 percent of the cap, and his new contract — which could reach $20 million per season — will be more of the Texans’ cap room, but a contract like that will have to happen if they want to keep their franchise quarterback safe for the long haul.
The contract of Jahleel Addae is a good value at $1.1 million last season, and though he’ll see a bump in pay this offseason, Addae is a nice player to have on the roster as a reserve. The free agent Addae also plays well on the special teams, plus the Texans won’t have to break the bank for some depth on the roster, and still get a quality player to return to the team to be on the roster when needed.