Pro Bowl guard Trent Williams signed a restructured deal with San Francisco 49ers over the weekend. According to reports, the deal ensures that Williams receives half of his $12.5 million salary for 2020 in advance while also guaranteeing it.
Williams joined the 49ers from Washington Redskins in an offseason trade. The 31-year-old guard came with one year left on his contract that had no guaranteed money left. The restructure takes care of this problem while setting a good note for the two sides ahead of impending negotiations about a long-term deal.
Williams himself confirmed the news on his social media.
Trent Williams missed the entire 2019 season after he publicly demanded a trade from the Redskins. Williams said at the time that the team’s medical staff misdiagnosed a growth on his head, which turned out to be a tumor, and that he couldn’t trust the organization anymore.
Redskins refused to trade Williams last year but caved in after key changes in the front office and coaching staff. They ended up making a deal with San Francisco, receiving a 2021 third-rounder and a 2020 fifth-rounder in exchange.
Williams, who was the fourth overall pick in 2010, played 120 games with Washington since entering the league. He made the Pro Bowl seven times while also receiving Second-Team All-Pro honors in 2015.