placeholder image

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


Jeremy Fowler clarifies report on 49ers’ Trent Williams potentially seeking new deal

Jun 10, 2024 at 12:39 PM



Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
Over the weekend, Bleacher Report shared that ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler suggested the San Francisco 49ers' All-Pro offensive lineman, Trent Williams, might eventually seek a new deal.

"Fowler reported Saturday on SportsCenter that 'there are whispers around some in the industry that he might want a new deal eventually,'" Bleacher Report stated.

Fowler joined Bay Area radio station KNBR to clarify the report, suggesting that none of these "whispers" came from inside the organization.

"It's something that multiple people have brought up to me as a possibility," Fowler said on the "Murph and Markus" show. "Like, hey, there are whispers that he would like a new deal. It wasn't more like a splash report or anything. I heard it enough to mention it, I'll say that.

"But, it's not anything I've confirmed as hard and fast. But there are certainly whispers among people in the industry who think that he wants a new deal or will want a new deal, and it's in part because he's not the highest-paid player at his position anymore. And he's clearly still the best, even though he's 35."

Fowler points out that Williams is due a base salary of $20.05 million in 2024 and $22.5 million in 2025, adding, "It's just low enough, compared to where the market's going, where he could need an adjustment. I just see it as something that will come to a head. I don't know what it means or how it will shake out, but they're going to probably have to take care of him one more time."

While Williams will turn 36 next month, Fowler is correct that he remains one of the best offensive linemen in the game. It's unclear how much longer the tackle plans to continue playing. However, in February, he made it clear that retirement isn't in his immediate plans.

"I haven't thought about the end, so I know I'm definitely in for the next couple of years," Williams said.

You can listen to the entire conversation with Fowler below.



Related News


Nobody's perfect. Did you find a mistake in this article?
Report it.
Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments

Do not use the comments to notify us of errors in the article. Editors may not see it. Instead, report errors here.


More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

Fowler: 'There are whispers' Trent Williams may eventually seek new deal from 49ers

By David Bonilla
Jun 9

The San Francisco 49ers recently signed running back Christian McCaffrey to a contract extension, securing more guaranteed money for the versatile offensive weapon. While negotiations for a contract extension with wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk are ongoing, many wonder who might be next for the 49ers. Cornerbacks Deommodore Lenoir and Charvarius Ward are entering the final year of their deals. Additionally, there are questions about the future contracts of linebacker Dre Greenlaw and guard Aaron Banks. Trent Williams is signed through the 2026 season and will count $31.6 million against the salary cap this year. He is the fourth-highest-paid offensive lineman in terms of average salary. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the tackle may soon seek a new


placeholder image

Why 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk playing on 5th-year option intrigues Jeremy Fowler

By David Bonilla
Jun 10

Brandon Aiyuk probably wants to avoid playing on his fifth-year option. Although it would earn him $14.124 million in 2024, it is far below his market value. Similarly, the San Francisco 49ers likely want to avoid approaching the $30 million annual salary that might end the wide receiver's holdout. Last week, Michael Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle reported what was likely the 49ers' latest offer to Aiyuk, stating, "I'm hearing maybe their offer's in the $26 million range, which, you know, it's certainly not Justin Jefferson money, nor should it be, but it's closer to that DeVonta Smith, Amon-Ra St. Brown, that next tier down." Suppose the two sides can't reach a mutually


placeholder image

What would it cost the 49ers to keep Brandon Aiyuk without a new deal?

By David Bonilla
Jun 10

There are several ways the situation between the San Francisco 49ers and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk might play out, some more likely than others. The best scenario for both sides would be agreeing on a mutually beneficial contract extension, allowing the receiver to focus on the upcoming season and the 49ers' pursuit of Super Bowl glory. Another option would be for Aiyuk to forgo a new deal and play the 2024 season on the fifth-year option, guaranteeing him $14.124 million, significantly less than his market value. Then, the two sides could reassess their situations next offseason. A less desirable option would be Aiyuk sitting out the 2024 season or requesting a trade. While sitting out the season in its entirety might initially sound like a wrong move for the


placeholder image

Maiocco less confident 49ers will get a deal done with Brandon Aiyuk

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

The San Francisco 49ers have had success signing their big-name players to contract extensions in recent years, securing deals with George Kittle, Fred Warner, Deebo Samuel, and Nick Bosa. However, that last one didn't get finalized until dangerously close to the start of the regular season. This year, the team has been trying to get a deal done with wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. While the 49ers were confident early on, given their successful track record, that a deal would be reached, the two sides reportedly remain far apart in negotiations. Last week, Michael Silver of the San Francisco


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone