GM Chris Grier during phase l of Miami ‘s total rebuild was made an offer that was too good to pass up. The Houston Texans wanted our young pro bowl OT Laremy Tunsil badly and offered Miami a slew of picks to acquire Tunsil in a trade.
To some it was a no-brainer even Laremy Tunsil admitted that, to others it just created another hole on the roster at a premium position to fill. Tunsil was due an extention soon so Miami who is rebuilding avoided a huge pay out to Tunsil. One the Texans was glade to pick up…
On April 24th 2020 Laremy Tunsil signed a 3 year, $66,000,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $13,000,000 signing bonus, $50,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $22,000,000. In 2020, Tunsil will earn a base salary of $10,850,000 and a signing bonus of $13,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,100,000 and a dead cap value of $40,000,000.
If you want to know who was the big winner in the trade it was Tunsil!
As for the Texans they have a pro bowl LT who might be the best at his position and is just 25 years old to protect their young franchise QB for the next 3 years and to them he was worth the price.
Miami also did well as they valued the future more then the present and received two first-rounders (2020 and 2021) and a 2021 second-round pick in the trade deal that included a few player swaps Houston acquired left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills, a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2021 sixth-round pick from the Dolphins
Following the bouncing draft picks:
Miami’s first round pick in 2020 from Houston ended up being the 26th pick in the 2020 draft, a pick Miami traded to the Green Bay Packers.
The Green Bay Packers traded their first-round pick — 30th overall — in the 2020 NFL draft along with a fourth-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for the 26th overall pick
So Miami turned that 26th pick into an additional 4th round pick No. 136 overall and drafted CB Noah Igbinoghene
Keeping track of the Tunsil Deal
- Miami received a 2020 first-round pick (#26)
- Miami traded the 26th pick and picked up an additional 4th round pick #136
- Miami drafted CB Noah Igbinoghene with pick #30
- G Solomon Kindley was taken with pick #111 in a complected series of moves explained below.
Miami took the #136 pick they received from the Packers (for trading back to pick #30 in round one) and proceeded trade pick #136 and pick #141 to Houston to move up to pick #111 and took G Solomon Kindley. The irony of it all is that pick #111 was Miami’s original pick that was part of the Laremy Tunsil trade.
So to sum things up Miami so far has turned the Laremy Tunsil trade into two players we drafted this year CB Noah Igbinoghene & G Solomon Kindley in addition Miami also have Houston’s first and second round picks in 2021.
It’s going to take some time to actually know if this deal was a win/win or in favor of either team. So far it seems like a deal that has benefited both sides.
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