Trent Williams hints he could re-sign with the 49ers
Due to a deal struck last summer, the 49ers were not allowed to keep left tackle Trent williams via the franchise label. They have five days left to trade exclusively with the Pro Bowl left tackle, which they acquired via trade last year.
San Francisco has more than $ 23 million in cap space – the 12th biggest Wednesday night, but teams will continue to fundraise before the start of March 17 for the league’s new year – and Williams has kicked off a reboot. successful career with the team last season. Williams and Kyle Shanahan also has a history dating back to the latter’s OC days in Washington, and the eight-time Pro Bowler may not want to play for a third team.
During an appearance on the “Cris Collinsworth Podcast ”, Richard sherman predicted Williams would stay with the 49ers and indicated he would play for several more seasons. Also on the podcast, Williams responded (via Curtis Crabtree from Pro Football Talk), “It’s not a bad idea, guys. You are all barking in the right tree.
Although Williams will be 33 this offseason, he will receive a high-end left tackle salary. Given that Williams has never touched free agency before, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him suspend an extension from the 49ers and let them compete for his services against other teams in free agency.
With Laremy Tunsil and David Bakhtiari Taking the tackle market past the $ 22 million per year point, Williams’ next deal might not be too inferior to the younger blockers. This will put the 49ers to a decision. They traded third and fifth round picks to acquire Williams last year and have seen the deal go pretty well, even though their season hasn’t gone well. After being out of the 2019 season, Williams ranked No.1 in Pro Football Focus’s overall tackle in 2020.
Williams’ exit from the Bay Area would create a major need for a 49ers team that had avoided such problems for much of this century. Joe staley maintained San Francisco’s left tackle from 2007 to 19, and on the same day his retirement decision surfaced, the 49ers traded for Williams. The 49ers would tick a key item off their offseason to-do list by holding it back.