Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Trent Williams’ reworked contract prevents the 49ers tackle from being franchised, per report

Jun 23, 2020 at 8:30 AM--

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams signed his reworked contract last week. Included was wording that prevents the team from using the franchise tag on him next year. That means that Williams and the 49ers must agree on a new contract extension before he hits free agency in 2021, or agree to part ways.

The San Francisco 49ers gave up a fifth-round pick this year and a third-rounder in next year's draft to acquire Williams from Washington, despite the tackle having only one year remaining on his deal.

Williams has not played since the 2018 season and has focused on preparing for the 2020 season and proving his worth rather than demanding a new deal now from San Francisco.

"For me, I just want to get back into the swing of things, get my feet wet, get back onto the field," Williams recently told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. "I didn't want to make any lofty demands coming off a year where I didn't play.

"Obviously, I still have all the confidence in the world in myself, and I know the type of work I put in is going to show. It's the NFL, and it's all about what have you done for me lately. Obviously, I didn't play last year, so, realistically, I want to come in and just kind of cement myself with dominant play, not just going off what I have done in the past."

The 49ers have several key players scheduled to hit free agency next year, including tight end George Kittle and cornerback Richard Sherman. While the NFL is proceeding as if the 2020 season will take place, there is some skepticism due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Williams is entering his 11th NFL season and is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

More San Francisco 49ers News names 49ers' addition of Trent Williams among best offseason trades

By David Bonilla
Jul 24, 2020 senior analyst Gil Brandt ranked the top NFL trades from this unusual offseason. At the top of his list was the Houston Texans sending wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals, which will likely impact the NFC West for years to come. At No. 3 was the San Francisco 49ers' trade of defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the No. 13 overall pick. The 49ers moved down one spot and then used the resulting selection on Buckner's replacement, Javon Kinlaw. One spot lower, at No. 4, is another 49ers-related trade. This time, it was San Francisco acquiring the retired Joe Staley's replacement, offensive tackle Trent Williams, from Washington in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021

Read the Full Article

Pro Football Focus ranks Trent Williams No. 8 among offensive tackles

By David Bonilla
Aug 3, 2020

Pro Football Focus ranked the top 25 offensive tackles in the NFL. For the San Francisco 49ers, the starters anchoring the offensive line are veteran Trent Williams, who replaces the retired Joe Staley after a trade from Washington, and third-year player and a former No. 9 overall draft pick, Mike McGlinchey. Only one of those two ended up on the ranking — Williams, who came in at No. 8. "In the wake of Joe Staley's retirement, the 49ers swooped in and replaced him with another top-10 tackle in Williams," wrote Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus. "He didn't play a snap for Washington last year, but he was the model of excellence as a pass-blocker in

Read the Full Article

49ers had 'soft talks' about free-agent tight end Delanie Walker, per report

By David Bonilla
Jul 28, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers sound like they really want to take some of the pressure off of their hopefully-soon-to-be-extended All-Pro tight end, George Kittle. Head coach Kyle Shanahan could also be hoping to draw up some plays that utilize two tight ends at once on the football field. "In addition to inking Kittle to a bigger contract, the team's plan at tight end this offseason involved finding an accomplished backup who could relieve Kittle for stretches of a game," wrote Matt Barrows of The Athletic. "He missed two starts

Read the Full Article


More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone