The best offensive lineman in free agency isn’t going anywhere.
Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams agreed to a monster six-year, $138 million deal to stay with the 49ers, ESPN reported Wednesday morning. The deal makes Williams the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history, and includes $55.1 million in guaranteed money.
Williams had other suitors, including the Chiefs and the Bears, but stayed with the team he started 14 games for in 2020.
Williams was traded to San Francisco during the 2020 NFL Draft after a messy divorce from the then-Washington Redskins, who placed him on the non-football injury list in 2019 after a cancer diagnosis and refused to pay the rest of his salary. Williams stated his distrust of the team and their medical staff led to the trade request.
He returned to form in 2020, appearing in his eighth Pro Bowl and finishing as the highest-graded left tackle by PFF. His reward is a deal that will take him into his age-38 season.
The 49ers also signed former Falcons center Alex Mack early Wednesday morning, according to NFL Network, further bolstering their offensive line with another Pro Bowler.