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Stats & Eggs: Trent Williams addresses his future

Everything you need to know in less than five minutes

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If I’m being one hundred percent accurate, the 49ers have 582,472,048 free agents this offseason. Some, as you may have guessed, are far more important than others, however. Two of the biggest names on the list are Richard Sherman and Trent Williams.

Sherman yesterday reiterated his earlier declaration that he probably won’t be back with the team next year. Trent Williams, though, gave a far different answer when asked about his fit in San Francisco.

“I definitely feel like I fit in here. This offense is kind of tailor-made for guys like me. I think this team is built to compete, and compete for years to come. I want to compete.”

If Williams does stay in San Francisco, he certainly won’t come cheap. In April of this year, Texans tackle Laremy Tunsil became the highest paid left tackle in football at about $22 million per year. Williams can certainly lay claim to performing at or above that level of play. He has been near the top in Pro Football Focus’s ratings almost all year long.

Also, in case you’re wondering, the 49ers can’t place the franchise tag on him for 2021. The team agreed not to do that when they restructured his contract in June.

For more on the possibility of Williams signing in San Francisco long-term, as well as my theory on why it may not be necessary, check out today’s Stats & Eggs Podcast. It’s about five minutes long and it will catch you up on everything that happened with the 49ers on Thursday.