That is exactly why Williams is a seven-time Pro Bowler and one of the best tackles in football. Some wondered if he would be rusty after holding out for the entire season with Washington last year, but that play made it seem like the year off was beneficial for him.
The 49ers acquired Williams in a trade with Washington back in April. They then agreed to a restructured contract with him that could result in him leaving next year, but they will do everything they can to keep him if he makes plays like that.
Trent Williams is happy to be out of Washington and playing for the San Francisco 49ers, but the All-Pro offensive tackle should probably ease up a bit on showcasing his excitement on social media.
On Friday, Williams shared a video on his Instagram live story that appeared to show him behind the wheel of his Ferrari driving 125 mph. The driver in the video was blowing past cars on the freeway like they were standing still. Williams deleted the clip, but not before TMZ was able to capture the video.
While it’s unclear if Williams was the driver, the video was recorded from a first-person view and shared on his Instagram feed. Williams did post a photo on Instagram earlier this year that showed him sitting on a Ferrari that he presumably owned.
The San Francisco 49ers have no plans to sign Trent Williams to a contract extension prior to the start of the season, but they are not going to prevent the All-Pro offensive lineman from becoming a free agent when the year ends.
After the Niners acquired Williams in a trade with the Washington Redskins, they agreed to a restructured contract with the 31-year-old that allowed him to collect some of his $12.5 million salary for 2020 up front. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, San Francisco also gave Williams assurances that he will not be franchise tagged heading into 2021.
As part of his reworked contract with the 49ers, OT Trent Williams cannot be franchise tagged after this season, per source. The eventual goal for both sides remains a long-term deal for the 7-time Pro Bowler.
Most NFL players reach the point in their career where they’re seeking a long-term contract, but things simply aren’t working out. Sometimes that situation course corrects, and sometimes it doesn’t.
However, consistent quality play will often pave the way for those players — especially during a contract year. And as we head into 2020, these five players find themselves in that exact situation. Now they’ll need to step up.
The San Francisco 49ers seem unlikely to sign Trent Williams to a contract extension before the start of the 2020 season, but they have agreed to a restructure that should please the All-Pro left tackle for the time being.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network revealed on Thursday that Williams told him on the “Rapsheet + Friends” podcast that the final year of the 31-year-old’s contract has been tweaked. The new agreement will allow Williams to collect some of his $12.5 million salary up front, which was important to him since he did not play at all last season.
From NFL Now: New #49ers LT Trent Williams told me on RapSheet + Friends that he's agreed to a tweaked final year of his contract, pending physical. My understanding is it gives him some upfront money (a nice thing, since he earned zero last year). pic.twitter.com/fAf28yGm15
Williams was supposedly asking for a massive extension from the Washington Redskins at one point, but that was one of many tactics he employed to force a trade. While he said after he was traded to the 49ers that he hopes to be in San Francisco for more than one year, the team likely wants to make sure he is still capable of playing at a high level after taking an entire year off.
The NFL offseason is largely behind us now that the NFL Draft has concluded. Free agency is essentially over, and while there will be a few more moves here and there, the bulk of the big ones are probably over until training camp. That means we can start to look back at what has happened in the offseason and which teams have done well in improving.
Here are the five best moves of the 2020 NFL offseason.
Adrian Peterson was not a fan of the Washington Redskins’ trade of Trent Williams.
Peterson spoke with reporters on a video conference call last week and addressed the team’s trade of Williams.
“I didn’t really like the trade, obviously,” Peterson said, per an official team transcript. “I feel like Trent is the best offensive lineman in the game. I’m able to see him firsthand and what he’s able to do. I was hoping there would be some good ending to him and what the Redskins were dealing with but, I’m happy for him. I’ve been on Trent since he was in high school and as long as he’s happy, that’s all that matters.”
It’s no surprise Peterson wouldn’t be happy about the deal. Williams has made seven straight Pro Bowls and is highly regarded as an offensive lineman, so trading him doesn’t immediately make Washington’s offense better. The Redskins got two draft picks from San Francisco in return for Williams. And if you want to know how others feel about the deal, look to Sean McVay’s response.
Williams had been with Washington since they took him No. 4 overall in 2010. Peterson has rushed for 1,940 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons with Washington, averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
The Rams were the big dogs in the NFC West two years ago and made the Super Bowl, going 13-3. The 49ers went 4-12 that same year. But last year, the Rams were 9-7 while the 49ers went 13-3 and reached the Super Bowl. Maybe this is another sign to McVay about how tables have turned between the teams.
Richard Sherman has made a few enemies during his time in the NFL, and some of them later become his teammates.
That seems to be the case with Trent Williams. The San Francisco 49ers acquired the offensive lineman on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for old video to surface of Williams shoving Sherman after a 2013 playoff game.
York can speak from experience. He actually had to unblock Sherman on Twitter when the 49ers acquired the cornerback. If those two can get past that, Williams should have no problem getting on with Sherman.
It’s finally happened — the Washington Redskins are parting ways with Trent Williams.
As first reported by Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero, and Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, the Redskins have traded Williams to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a pair of draft picks.
Finally: The #Redskins have agreed to terms on a trade of LT Trent Williams to the #49ers, per me, @TomPelissero & @MikeGarafolo. It took until Day 3 of the Draft, but Washington gets it done, and SF gets help at a position of need. It’s for a 5th this year and 3rd next year.
For the 49ers, Williams could replace Joe Staley, who is rumored to be strongly considering retirement. From Washington’s perspective, they’ve finally put an end to a relationship that has been publicly toxic for some time now.