Contest: Make your Week 1 picks! →
placeholder image

Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports


Why 49ers’ Trent Williams sees last season as a success despite Super Bowl loss

May 9, 2024 at 4:05 PM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
San Francisco 49ers tackle Trent Williams has had ample time to reflect on the Super Bowl 58 defeat in Las Vegas. Looking back on his 2023 campaign, he refuses to label the season a failure, instead focusing on the positives of his team's valiant effort.

"That's the biggest loss you can take, but at the end of the day, you look at it for what it is," Williams said on "The Shop" podcast, according to Tristi Rodriguez of NBC Sports Bay Area. "I'm a realist. There were two teams left out of 32 teams. Two teams fighting for that one trophy. Yeah, it sucks, but you got to look back and say, at the end of the day, it was a successful season. I used to think, just get me to the Super Bowl! I don't care if we win or lose. I just wanted to feel that atmosphere. I had never won a playoff game in the first 10 years of my career.

"So to even see and think about the Super Bowl, the NFC Championship -- I just want to feel it. I put so much into this game, I sacrificed so much. I haven't felt the pinnacle yet. I wanted to be there. I just wanted to experience it. Then when you get there, you understand it's just another football game, and now, you want to win that game as bad as ever.

"I take it in strides. I done had obstacles and I think that's just another one of them."

Williams and the 49ers have put the loss behind them and are focused on rebounding from the gut-wrenching overtime defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team's sights remain fixed on that elusive sixth championship for the organization.

A 2020 trade sent Williams from Washington to San Francisco, and the veteran offensive lineman has spent the past four seasons with the Bay Area team. The 11-time Pro Bowler has earned first-team All-Pro honors in each of the past three seasons.
Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

'Receiver' captures Deebo Samuel and George Kittle injuries, heartbreak in 49ers' Super Bowl loss

By David Bonilla
Jul 10

Following last year's hit docuseries "Quarterback," Netflix has released "Receiver," showcasing those who catch passes from signal-callers. San Francisco 49ers pass-catchers Deebo Samuel and George Kittle are prominently featured in the series, culminating in the team's...


placeholder image

49ers' Trent Williams named NFL's top-ranked offensive tackle

By Marc Adams
Jul 14

Trent Williams is really good at his job. The San Francisco 49ers left tackle is a future Hall of Famer and has been the league's best offensive tackle for several years. And it's not just the 49ers fanbase that believes this. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, "ESPN surveyed...


placeholder image

Schefter: 49ers 'do not intent' to trade Brandon Aiyuk despite request

By David Bonilla
9 hrs

The San Francisco 49ers are making it clear to those speculating about alternative destinations for their disgruntled wide receiver: they "do not intend" to trade Brandon Aiyuk. This comes from a report by ESPN insider Adam Schefter, who is hearing that the Bay Area team...


placeholder image

Deommodore Lenoir trusts Brock Purdy can lift 49ers to Super Bowl victory

By David Bonilla
Jul 16

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy recently failed to earn a spot on ESPN's top quarterback rankings, a list compiled by Jeremy Fowler after surveying nearly 80 league executives, coaches, and scouts. "He's very good at navigating the pocket, buying time, using his...


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone