Laremy Tunsil signed a contract extension, and he's looking toward a bright future with the Texans.
The left tackle met with the media on Monday via Zoom. Tunsil said multiple times how the deal, which will keep him under contract with the Texans through 2023, was "a blessing." He also detailed how he's spent his days with quarterback Deshaun Watson during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Currently I'm actually working out with D4 right now four days a week, and we actually talk almost every day," Tunsil said. "We basically just tell each other, 'Man, let's go get it, let's get it done. We have the tools right in front of us on this team and we can get it done, it just starts with us.' We pretty much voice our opinions every day about the team we have."
Tunsil came to town the week before the Texans began their 2019 campaign at New Orleans. He earned a Pro Bowl nod and played in the January all-star game with Watson in Orlando. General manager and head coach Bill O'Brien is very optimistic about Tunsil getting even better than he was in year one as a Texan.
"There's a lot of things that he's going to be more comfortable with in our offense this year," O'Brien said. "He's going to be a better player this year."
Tunsil echoed O'Brien's thoughts.
"I 100% agree with that statement," Tunsil said. "The main thing with me last year was the playbook. I came at a late time, only had a couple of days to prepare for the game. But just to have that whole season, then this offseason under my belt, I think it's going to help me with this playbook and my relationship with the players, and us being on the same page. I think that's going to help a lot."
Tunsil and the Texans began the virtual offseason program on Monday. It will run through May 15.