The Texans' preliminary offer to Tunsil is worth $18.5 million per season, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson. However, Tunsil's counteroffer to Houston was reportedly significantly higher.
The proposed deal from the Texans would make Tunsil the highest-paid offensive tackle in the league, passing Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson's $18 million annual salary. Indianapolis Colts veteran Anthony Castonzo set a new bar for left tackles at $16.5 million prior to the start of free agency.
The Texans traded two first-round picks and a second-rounder to the Miami Dolphins for Tunsil last August. The 25-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is set to earn $10.35 million.