After an offseason of trade speculation, left tackle Laremy Tunsil finally spoke out on his future with the Houston Texans on Tuesday.

He isn’t going anywhere.

After two Pro Bowl appearances in 2019 and 2020, Tunsil appeared in only five games during the 2021 campaign. With Houston in the midst of a rebuild and speculation that Tunsil had held out intentionally, there were reports that many teams were interested in acquiring the 27-year-old’s services. A hashtag amongst the Cincinnati fanbase, #TunsilToTheJungle, was even trending at one point.

However, it’s official. Tunsil is returning and will block for the blindside of second year quarterback Davis Mills during 2022. 2019 first-round pick Tytus Howard is projected to remain at the tackle position and will hold down the opposite spot. Suddenly, Houston has a very promising tackle duo to protect their young signal caller.

The Tunsil announcements also has major implications elsewhere. Specifically, on the NFL draft and Houston’s selection at No. 3 overall.