The 49ers’ greatest offseason question has been answered. Left tackle Trent Williams will get back to the club on a 6-year, $138 million agreement, as per ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
This was the main domino left to succumb to San Francisco’s offseason. With Williams’ deal settled, they currently have a superior perspective on what sort of finances they need to work with through the rest of free agency.
The 49ers procured Williams from Washington on Day 3 of a year ago’s draft. In exchange they sent a 2020 fifth-round pick and a third-round selection in 2021. Williams in the wake of missing the entirety of the 2019 campaign knocked off a little rust early and set up apparently his best season as a pro.
Williams, 32, made it clear he wanted to test his worth on the open market, however banning an unanticipated Godfather offer from a needy club like the Colts that had a huge load of cap space, it’s difficult to believe the 49ers’ expectation from the start wasn’t to go as high as they expected to keep the eight-time Pro Bowler in red and gold.