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    Who Are the Highest-Paid Offensive Tackles in the NFL in 2024?

    Who are the highest-paid offensive tackles in the NFL entering the 2024 league year, and which OT has the biggest cap number this season?

    The landscape of the highest-paid offensive tackles in the NFL has dramatically shifted during the past several seasons. Who is the highest-paid OT in the NFL, and which other offensive tackles round out the top of the positional market?

    The Highest-Paid Offensive Tackles by Average Annual Value

    Detroit Lions All-Pro OT Penei Sewell is now the highest-paid offensive tackle in the NFL after signing a four-year, $112 million extension. At $28 million per year, Sewell has surpassed Houston Texans OT Laremy Tunsil as the highest-paid offensive lineman by average annual salary.

    Sewell also signed for $85 million in guaranteed salary, beating out the previous high at the position from New York Giants OT Andrew Thomas at $67 million.

    Who Are the Highest-Paid Offensive Tackles in the NFL?

    2) Laremy Tunsil, Houston Texans | AAV: $25 million

    In March 2023, Laremy Tunsil’s wish to become the highest-paid left tackle in NFL history came true when the Texans gave him a three-year, $75 million extension. Tunsil received $60 million in full guarantees, setting a new record among offensive linemen.

    The three-time Pro Bowler represented himself in negotiations to become the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. This was Tunsil’s second extension with the Texans, who acquired him from the Miami Dolphins in 2019 via trade.

    3) Andrew Thomas, New York Giants | AAV: $23.5 million

    The Giants made Andrew Thomas the second-highest-paid offensive tackle in the league by handing him a five-year, $117.5 million in July 2023. Thomas received $67 million in full guarantees, setting a new record among offensive linemen.

    New York acted early to extend Thomas, who was still under contract through 2024 thanks to his fifth-year option. By extending him now, the Giants were able to reduce Thomas’ 2023 cap charge from $10.3 million to roughly $5 million.

    4) Trent Williams, San Franciso 49ers | AAV: $23.01 million

    In March 2021, the 49ers and Trent Williams agreed to a six-year deal worth $138.06 million — good for a $23.01 million AAV. Of that total, $55.1 million is guaranteed, including a $30.1 million signing bonus. As a result, Williams became the NFL’s highest-paid tackle and held that title for two years.

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    Williams is signed through the 2026 campaign, when he’ll be 38 years old. His contract will stay relatively uniform throughout the life of the deal. Williams’ cap charge will be $27.28 million in 2023 and will top out at $34.15 million in 2026.

    5) Jordan Mailata, Philadelphia Eagles | AAV: $22 million

    Mailata and the Eagles agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $66 million with $48 million guaranteed in April 2024. Part of Mailata’s guaranteed salary includes a $20 million signing bonus for the former seventh-round draft pick from Australia.

    Before signing the extension, Mailata had two years left on a four-year, $64 million contract the signed before the 2021 season. Now, the Eagles have their star left tackle under contract through 2028.

    6) Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles | AAV: $20.18 million

    During the 2023 NFL offseason, the Eagles extended offensive lineman Lane Johnson to a one-year deal worth $33.445 million and $30 million in guarantees.

    The Eagles were able to save $9.4 million in immediate cap relief upon making this move and secured their starting right tackle through 2026.

    7) Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills | AAV: $20.02 million

    After posting a joke that he was leaving Buffalo in March of 2024, the Bills extended left tackle Dion Dawkins to a three-year extension worth $60.5 million.

    Dawkins is the longest-tenured member of Buffalo’s offense, and this deal locked him down to protect Josh Allen’s blind side through the 2027 season.

    8) Jawaan Taylor, Kansas City Chiefs | AAV: $20 million

    The Chiefs locked in former Jaguar Jawaan Taylor on the first day of the legal tampering period, inking the 25-year-old to a four-year, $80 million deal with the intention of moving him from right to left tackle. Taylor received $40 million guaranteed at signing and $60 million in total guarantees.

    By keeping his 2023 base salary low, Kansas City will set Taylor’s cap charge for next season at just $5.825 million. But from 2024-26, his salaries will increase to $19.5 million, while his cap numbers will, in turn, rise to $24.725 million. Realistically, the Chiefs are tied to Taylor through 2025. After that season, K.C. could release him, having paid him $60 million over three years.

    9) Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans Saints | AAV: $19.2 million

    Ryan Ramczyk is currently the highest-paid offensive tackle who plays on the right side of the line. The Saints got a deal done with Ramczyk ahead of the 2021 season. The new money on the deal was $96 million across five additional years. Ramczyk is under contract through the 2026 season.

    The extension had a $19 million signing bonus, $43 million guaranteed at signing, and $60 million in total guarantees. Ramczyk will count just $11.11 million against the Saints’ salary cap in 2023. That is because the Saints restructured his deal to move roughly $10 million in cap space into future seasons while adding a void year in 2027. His cap number is due to be more than $27 million in each of the next three years.

    10) Mike Onwenu, New England Patriots | AAV: $19 million

    In March 2024, the Patriots used a chunk of their cap space to sign left tackle Mike Onwenu to a three-year, $57 million extension. Onwenu will collect $38 million in guarantees.

    Onwenu represented himself in negotiations, and as New England’s most coveted offensive lineman, he was rewarded with a big-time pay day at just 26 years old.

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