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Trent Williams signs historic $138m deal with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have gone to enormous lengths to keep Trent Williams by making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league's history.

Trent Williams staying with 49ers in historic $138m deal

Trent Williams has agreed an enormous six-year, $138million deal to stay with the San Francisco 49ers. In a move confirmed by his agent to NFL Network, Williams has become the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league's history.

The contract includes $55m in fully guaranteed money and a $30m signing bonus, tying the 32-year-old to the Niners through the 2026 season.

Williams produced a fantastic season after joining San Francisco in 2020, 10 years with Washington having ended with a public fallout in 2019.

He was a first-team All-Pro selection and was named to his eighth Pro Bowl, justifying the Niners' decision to trade third and fifth-round draft picks for him.

49ers move to see of interest from Chiefs, Bears

The Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears reportedly pursued Williams heavily once free agency opened.

But the tackle was always keen to stay with the Niners and they have found a way to keep him, albeit breaking the bank to do so.

The 49ers are also poised to confirm the signing of center Alex Mack, who was most recently with the Atlanta Falcons, in another move on the offensive line.