The San Francisco 49ers were not permitted to franchise tag Trent Williams, which means the Pro Bowl left tackle will hit the open market. With strong offensive line play being as important as ever, Williams should have many teams calling him up.
These are the three most likely Trent Williams free agency destinations.
Trent Williams Free Agency
1. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals have their franchise quarterback in Joe Burrow. Now, they must put blockers in front of him so he doesn't get his head taken off. The current offensive line for Cincinnati is an absolute embarrassment, and fixing this issue should be their top priority this offseason.
2. Los Angeles Chargers
Like the Bengals, the Chargers found their franchise quarterback in last season's draft. Now, they must figure out a way to protect him so they don't have an Andrew Luck situation. Pro Football Focus rated the Chargers as the worst offensive line, and injuries again played an issue for this unit last season. Signing Williams would go a long way for LA.
3. San Francisco 49ers
It looks as though returning to the 49ers is the favorite for Williams as of now. Richard Sherman predicted he would go back to San Francisco on a podcast, then Williams said "y'all are barking up the right tree." A strong offensive line is needed for the Kyle Shanahan system, so re-signing Williams should be a priority.
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