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The 25 Highest-Paid NFL Offensive Tackles

  • The Texans employ two of the league’s top-10 highest-paid pass protectors.
  • Houston’s Laremy Tunsil leads the way with $25 million salary last season.
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After the stellar first year of quarterback C.J. Stroud, the Texans are primed for a successful future.
But if the 2023 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year wants to continue his rise, he will need a talented left tackle to keep him upright.

The franchise has that person in four-time Pro Bowler Laremy Tunsil (above), who is the league’s highest-paid protector of the quarterback with his $25 million salary for last season. Tunsil signed a three-year, $75 million contract extension with the Texans last offseason.

Second on the list is Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas at $23.5 million. Thomas signed a five-year, 117.5 million extension with the franchise last offseason.

Coming in at Nos. 3 and 4 on the list are 49ers left tackle Trent Williams and Eagles left tackle Jordan Mailata. Williams, who makes $23.01 million annually, signed a six-year deal with San Francisco in 2021 worth more than $138 million. Mailata recently signed a three-year, $66 million contract to remain with the Eagles. Mailata’s Eagle teammate, Lane Johnson, rounds out the top 5 making just under $20.2 million annually.

Top 25 Paid Offensive Tackles

Here is the full list of the top-25 highest-paid NFL offensive tackles by average annual value. The list was compiled using data from Spotrac.

  • Updated: April 18, 2024
  • Will be updated again: April 24, 2024
1Laremy TunsilHouston Texans$25 million
2 Andrew ThomasNew York Giants$23.5 million
3Trent WilliamsSan Francisco 49ers$23.01 million
4Jordan MailataPhiladelphia Eagles$22 million
5Lane JohnsonPhiladelphia Eagles$20.19 million
6Dion DawkinsBuffalo Bills$20.02 million
7Jawaan TaylorKansas City Chiefs$20 million
8Ryan RamczykNew Orleans Saints$19.2 million
9Mike OnwenuNew England Patriots$19 million
10Tytus HowardHouston Texans$18.67 million
11Brian O’NeillMinnesota Vikings$18.5 million
12Jake MatthewsAtlanta Falcons$18.33 million
T-13Kolton MillerLas Vegas Raiders$18 million
T-13Cam RobinsonJacksonville Jaguars$18 million
15Taylor MotonCarolina Panthers$17.81 million
T-16Mike McGlincheyDenver Broncos$17.5 million
T-16Braden SmithIndianapolis Colts$17.5 million
T-18Elgton JenkinsGreen Bay Packers$17 million
T-18Garett BollesDenver Broncos$17 million
20Terence SteeleDallas Cowboys$16.5 million
21Orlando Brown Jr.Cincinnati Bengals$16.02 million
T-22Jonah WilliamsArizona Cardinals$15 million
T-22Taylor DeckerDetroit Lions$15 million
T-22Jack ConklinCleveland Browns$15 million
25Joseph NoteboomLos Angeles Rams$13.33 million
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