Trent Williams, 49 in San Francisco, agrees to get entangled, making him the highest-paid OL in NFL historical past

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  • Dianna RussiniESPN

Trent Williams and the San Francisco have reached an agreement, sources tell ESPN.

Williams’ contract with the 49ers runs for 6 years and is worth $ 138 million. This makes him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. Of the USD 55.1 million guaranteed in cash in the contract, USD 30.1 million is in the form of a signing bonus.

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The 49ers traded for Williams on the third day of the 2020 NFL draft, sending a selection for the fifth round and a selection for the third round in 2021 to the Washington Football team.

When they got to the Niners, they agreed to put a clause in his contract that meant they couldn’t tag him this off-season. The 32-year-old Williams (July 19) stabilized the left attacking position in place of the retired Joe Staley, started 14 games and returned to his previous Pro Bowl form.

All of that came back in Williams’ first season after being forced to sit out all of 2019 as he had an argument with Washington over how to deal with his injury issues and contract.

At the end of the season, Williams claimed he hoped to re-sign with San Francisco, but also admitted that he wanted to see what a premiere tackle could do in the open market, as players of this caliber rarely get that far at his position create in free agency.

Since entering the league number 4 overall in the 2010 NFL draft, Williams has started 133 games and earned eight Pro Bowl berths and an All Pro second-team nod in 2015.

ESPN’s Nick Wagoner contributed to this report.

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