The San Francisco 49ers locked up the best free agent on the open market.
ESPN’s Diana Russini reports that the Niners locked up left tackle Trent Williams toa six-year deal worth $138 million.
Trent Williams and the San Francisco 49ers deal is for 6 years, $138 million.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 17, 2021
He is the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history.
Of the $55,100,000 guaranteed
$30,100,000 million is a signing bonus.
The deal was done by @elsportsllc@loyalty24_7
Williams was the best free agent on the open market. He checks off general manager John Lynch’s biggest box this offseason and stabilizes the offensive line for the foreseeable future.
The 32-year-old was the highest-rated tackle in the NFL by Pro Football Focus, who gave Williams a 91.9 grade for the 2020 campaign and was named to his eighth Pro Bowl.
This was the biggest priority of the offseason for the 49ers. Williams’ deal helps solidify one of the most important positions in football for a long time to come for San Francisco.
The Niners have re-signed their top three agents by locking up Williams, fullback Kyle Juszczyk, as well as corners Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Mosley.
This has been a successful offseason so far for Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan. The 49ers have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL when fully healthy. Locking up Williams gives San Francisco one of the best cores out of any team in the league. The Pro Bowl tackle joins George Kittle, Nick Bosa, Fred Warner and Deebo Samuel as one of the staples of the Niners roster.
The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero gives some of the details about Williams’ new deal.
While you (and I) were sleeping: The #49ers agreed to terms with LT Trent Williams on a six-year, $138.06 million deal with $55.1 million guaranteed, including a $30.1 million signing bonus, per @elsportsllc @loyalty24_7. The NFL’s new highest-paid offensive lineman.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2021
Williams put up a late-night post celebrating his new contract.
Williams also posted this on Instagram shortly after signing his new deal, which confirms that the Niners have their starting center for the 2021 season.
Trent Williams also a little news breaker. He posted this picture with Alex Mack. pic.twitter.com/Ml3wNWygFk— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 17, 2021
Mack fills a huge need after Weston Richburg went another surgery on his hip and will likely miss significant time.
How do you feel about Williams’ new contract?