It appears that Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil isn’t going anywhere.
After recent rumblings of a possible trade, it seems that all is well with the Houston Texans and their franchise left tackle, Laremy Tunsil. Ian Rapoport tweeted that the move saves the Texans $8.4M in cap space and lowers Tunsil’s cap hit from $26.1M to $17.7M.
To celebrate, Tunsil tweeted out a clip of one of the most infamous scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street, where Leonardo DiCaprio declares, “I’m not &%^*&%* leaving!”. It was an emphatic and authentic celebration for Houston’s left tackle. And at least one significant Houston Texans player isn’t leaving like most of them have over the past few years.
This is an investment in Davis Mills. A rock-solid left tackle is crucial to any right-handed quarterback’s success, and now this opens the question of “Who should Houston draft in the first round?”.
NOTE: The clip below does contain explicit language.
Houston Texans’ draft plan seems like they’re set on Kyle Hamilton at No.3
Restructuring Tunsil’s contract basically squashes any chance of an offensive lineman in the first round for Houston. However, the defensive line is still in play, as Kayvon Thibodeaux could be on the board. Free agency will give more clarity to how this pick will play out.
As mentioned before, the Texans should avoid drafting Hamilton with their first pick and get the top lineman on the board, whoever that is. Infrastructure is the most important thing, and if Houston wants an effective safety, Tyrann Mathieu is a free-agent once again.
Free agency starts in minutes. First, let’s see what happens and how it affects Houston’s draft plans.