By James Jefferson
Could more offensive line help be on the way for the Kansas City Chiefs? According to a report by Aaron Wilson, the Houston Texans are looking to trade star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and the Kansas City Chiefs are a potential suitor for him. Tunsil signed a three-year, $66 million contract in the 2020 offseason with the Texans. The Chiefs are in this position because they’ve been unable to resign Orlando Brown, Jr. The rumblings around the NFL is that teams don’t view him as a legitimate Left Tackle.
Adam Schefter on ESPN’s NFL Live addressing the Orlando Brown JR situation. #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/bt7zUbKiE8
— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) March 14, 2023
Should the Chiefs be willing to make the trade, they would be responsible for picking up the final year of his contract. Kansas City would need to move some money around to fit his $18.5M salary, but that can easily be done. Tunsil is coming off an outstanding season playing all 17 regular season games and allowing only one sack all year. He is scheduled to be a free agent in 2024. If the Chiefs, don’t reengage talks with Brown, Tunsil appears to be a long-shot candidate at this point. It’s unclear what draft compensation would need to be dealt to get a deal done with the Texans, but Chiefs Focus has learned that Tunsil would accept a trade to Kansas City.
Keep an eye on this story as it develops.
#Texans Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil has been discussed in potential trade scenario with #Chiefs, according to league sources. Fluid situation on whether it happens, however. #Chiefs potentially retaining Orlando Brown Jr. has not been ruled out by Chiefs, per source
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 13, 2023