49ers Make Trent Williams Highest-Paid Offensive Lineman in NFL History
The Niners have locked up their anchor on the offensive line.
Trent Williams and the San Francisco 49ers deal is for 6 years, $138 million.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 17, 2021
He is the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history.
Of the $55,100,000 guaranteed
$30,100,000 million is a signing bonus.
The deal was done by @elsportsllc@loyalty24_7
It's safe to say the 49ers took care of the 32-year-old Williams, who received $55 million in guaranteed money.
And it was well worth it. Williams was his usual dominant self last season on the left block, recording a 91.9 PFF grade, which ranked No. 1 in the league at his position.
Trent Williams also discussed deals with the Chiefs and the Bears. The Chiefs wound up with signing Joe Thuney, the Bears signed Andy Dalton and Germain Ifedi, ensuring that the 49ers would make Williams the highest-paid offensive lineman in history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2021
After signing Williams, the 49ers weren't finished with fortifying their OL. They're also expected to sign veteran center Alex Mack, reports NFL Media.
#Falcons free agent center Alex Mack is expected to sign with the #49ers, source said, as the Cal product lands back in the Bay Area. Mack has been with coach Kyle Shanahan in Cleveland and Atlanta... and now SF.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2021
The 35-year-old Mack had been very productive the last few seasons in Atlanta, where he recorded an 84.7 PFF grade, good for No. 3 at the center position over that timeframe.
What do Williams and Mack have in common? They both have played under Shanahan before. And that certainly pays off.
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