By Ben Sullivan
Trent Williams has found a new home in SF after he left Washington in a huff, and he is as happy as a clam.
The offensive tackle agreed to a new deal with the Niners last week, and he admitted yesterday that he could continue playing until he was 40:
“I think just going off of that and knowing the medicine now and the way the NFL takes care of their players now, I think yeah, I think playing until 40 is well within reach,” Williams said, according to 49ersWebzone.com.
“The way I feel right now, I do think I have six years in my body. But I’m not going to be unrealistic. I’m going to take it one day at a time and continue to plug away at it. But that is the goal. I have something to prove. Can I play at a high level until I’m 40? We’ll see.”
Williams agreed to a six-year, $138.06 million deal. He’ll make over $60 million in the first three years, but the 49ers hold an option on the final three years and $77 million-plus of the deal.
If he completes the six-year deal, Williams will be 38 and will have the opportunity to sign a new deal if he’s still playing at a high level.