Dolphins Trading LT Laremy Tunsil & WR Kenny Stills To Texans


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Dolphins are trading LT Laremy Tunsil and WR Kenny Stills to the Texans for a package of draft picks.

According to Rapoport, here’s the full trade:

Texans get:

  • OT Laremy Tunsil
  • WR Kenny Stills
  • 2020 4th-rd pick
  • 2021 6th-rd pick

Dolphins get:

  • 2020 1st-rd pick
  • 2021 1st-rd pick
  • 2021 2nd-rd pick
  • ST Johnson Bademosi
  • OL Julien Davenport

The assumption was that Jadeveon Clowney was likely to be part of a trade for Tunsil. However, it appears as though the two teams were still able to get a deal in place, even after Houston sent Clowney to the Seahawks.

The Texans were clearly looking to solidify the left tackle position and do a better job of protecting QB Deshaun Watson and they now get one of the best young tackles in the game. 

As for the Dolphins, they’re clearly in full-blown rebuild mode right now. One report said that there would be internal issues if they traded away Tunsil, so it will be interesting to see what comes of this move in that regard. 

Tunsil, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2016. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $12,457,650 rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $2,148,771 for the 2019 season when the Dolphins picked up his fifth-year option this past April. 

In 2018, Tunsil appeared in 15 games for the Dolphins and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 36 offensive tackle out of 80 qualifying players.

Stills, 24, is a former fifth-round pick of the Saints back in 2013. He spent two years in New Orleans before he was traded to the Dolphins in return for a third-round pick that became CB P.J. Williams and LB Dannell Ellerbe.

Stills is entering the third year of his four-year, $32,000,000 deal and set to make base salaries of $7,975,000 and $6,975,000 over the next two years. 

In 2018, Stills appeared in 15 games for the Dolphins and recorded 37 receptions for 553 yards receiving (14.9 YPC) and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 70 overall receiver out of 118 qualifying players. 

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Alan wallis
8 months ago

Short and sweet this is one of the biggest mistakes since offloading Jarvis landry. Now we have no mentoring for the new rookies and if they do not perform they will get the flick as well . I will always support my Dolphins but this is wrong. Call it rebuild but this is Tanking b4 kick off. Don shula would not do this he can build a team from scratch