The San Francisco 49ers made a huge move yesterday by re-signing stud left tackle Trent Williams, and making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history in the process.
Details of Williams' contract emerged on Thursday, and the deal is actually more team-friendly than it may have seemed at first.
Trent Williams Contract
Trent Williams' six-year contract is split up into two three-year deals. The first is a three-year, $60.74 million contract (with $32.4 million due in 2021). Then after that, the team will have an option to pick up a three-year $77.31 million deal.
This option is incredibly important when you consider that Williams is turning 33 years old this summer. We've seen some elite tackles remain among the league's best into their late-30's (see Andrew Whitworth, who dominated at 39 years old when healthy in 2020).
But if Williams does appear to be on the decline heading into his age-36 season, the 49ers won't be stuck paying him elite tackle money — at that point they can cut ties.
This deal looks like a very savvy one from the 49ers front office.
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