As unsexy as it is to talk about, offensive linemen are extremely important in the NFL. They always have been and they always will be, regardless of the rules of the game. The San Francisco 49ers put a lot of stock into that idea, according to sources, as they made left tackle Trent Williams the most highly-paid O-line player in the history of the league with his latest deal.
It’s said to be worth $138 million and will run six years, with $55 million of it said to be guaranteed and a tick over $30 million going down as a signing bonus. It’s a steep price to pay, especially for a 32-year-old, but it’s apparent he is very much worth it as he’s made eight Pro Bowls since being drafted #4 in the 2010 Draft.