The San Francisco 49ers have picked up cornerback K’Waun Williams team option for 2020, much like they did fullback Kyle Juszczyk’s option on Wednesday. Williams was entering the final year of his contract, where Williams will make a base salary of $2.1 million. There wasn’t much discussion about cutting Williams, who would have saved the team $2.4 million in cap space. Williams showed he was one of the best slot cornerbacks in the NFL in 2019.
Like Juszczyk, the 49ers could extend Williams, and that would create more salary-cap space, which is something that makes sense as the 49ers find ways to sign their unrestricted free agents. Williams has his best season as a pro, where he posted a career-high in sacks with three, total pressures with eight, tackles with 52, and stops with 28. Williams was also among the league leaders in forced fumbles with six. Williams also has two interceptions on the season. Williams was one of the 49ers best-run defenders, too. There were several plays where Williams would beat a blocker and make a tackle near the line of scrimmage. It’s not too surprising to see the team bring him back. Williams was quite good in 2020.