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Trent Williams Hints at Free Agency Future

David Kaestle
Trent Williams gives clue about his free agency.
Trent Williams gives clue about his free agency. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
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When the San Francisco 49ers traded for All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams, it was seen as a monumental move for the franchise that was coming off a Super Bowl appearance. As the 2021 offseason continues, Williams is now a free agent, and San Francisco would surely like to keep the anchor of their offensive line in place.

While this will be an unconventional offseason in many ways, including a lot of tough decisions being made due to the decreased salary cap space.

In a recent appearance on Cris Collinsworth's podcast, Williams was speaking with teammate Richard Sherman about his potential future as he heads into free agency. Sherman gave his prediction.

I’ve got San Francisco. I’ve got him staying in San Francisco for the faithful. I think he stays in San Francisco. I think he makes you guys happy for another 5-6 years and gets his gold jacket, and then decides whether he wants it in Washington or San Francisco.

Richard Sherman

Williams, who you may have expected to dismiss the comment and keep his cards close to the chest, actually gave a pretty telling answer on his thinking.

That’s not a bad take, fellas. That’s not a bad take. Y’all are barking up the right tree.

Trent Williams

That should be music to 49ers' fans' ears. Keeping Williams in town should be one of their top priorities as long as the two sides can agree on a number. It's clear there is interest, now it's just a matter of finding a middle ground between the two sides.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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