Houston Texans — Maliek Collins
Base Salary: $7,250,000
Being one of the youngest teams in the league, the Texans don’t have a ton of large contracts currently on their roster. Tackles Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard are the two highest paid on the team, while guard Shaq Mason checks in at No. 4. Spending on quality offensive lineman is a sound strategy when you consider the Texans will be starting a rookie QB (CJ Stroud) under center this year. This forces our attention to defensive tackle Maliek Collins, who is set to make a fairly sizable $7.25 million in ’23. Collins plays a little over half of the snaps on defense for the Texans, and has hardly been a game-changer in two years for Houston.
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