5 potential left tackle options for Cincinnati Bengals in 2022
3. Laremy Tunsil
Sticking with the potential trade options, we turn now to Laremy Tunsil, who feels likely to be traded out of Houston. The Texans are going nowhere so why not ship Tunsil off and get some draft picks in the process?
Mike Hilton is already doing his due diligence in getting Tunsil to the Queen City, reaching out to him on Twitter.
Now it’s worth noting that Tunsil won’t have a say in where he goes, as he’ll be traded and not cut. The Bengals make a lot of sense, however, as they have the cap space, draft picks, and the need for the 27-year-old left tackle.
Tunsil played for the Dolphins for three years before being traded to the Texans where he’s spent the past three years. He only started five games last year and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve.
Bengals fans want Tunsil in the Jungle and it’s not hard to see why. When healthy, Tunsil is one of the best left tackles in the league. Through his five games last season, he allowed just one pressure in 262 snaps, per PFF.
Cincinnati has to get aggressive if they want to find their franchise left tackle, so trading for Tunsil might be their best bet. While he’ll likely be traded, I’m skeptical that the Bengals pull the trigger on making this happen.