Tunsil hopes more players will do contracts without agents

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, Houston Texans offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (78) is shown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Houston. The Houston Texans have signed left tackle Laremy Tunsil to a three-year, $66 million contract extension. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, the Associated Press

Houston left tackle Laremy Tunsil became the NFL’s highest-paid offensive lineman by negotiating a $66 million contract extension with the Houston Texans without the help of an agent. Now he hopes that other players will follow his lead and do their own deals, too. Everyone from Tunsil’s teammates and friends to family members were shocked that he completed his extension without an agent. But he knew it was the right decision for him.