The San Francisco 49ers lineup is littered with stars up and down the roster. Few are as accomplished as left tackle Trent Williams.
William has earned a Pro Bowl nod a whopping 11 (!!) times in a row. His last three seasons have each garnered him a 1st-team All-Pro selection. All that’s left for the standout offensive lineman is to win a Super Bowl — something he can help his team achieve on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
But should the 49ers win the whole enchilada, could Williams ride off into the sunset after 14 years of excellence? That’s the question Williams was asked this week leading up to the football fiesta fans call the Super Bowl.
San Francisco 49ers LT Trent Williams Addresses Retirement Possibility After Super Bowl
Williams claimed that his first Super Bowl win, if anything, would encourage him to play even longer. The 49ers star is already anticipating getting “addicted” to the thrill of reaching the sport’s pinnacle.
“I haven’t thought about the end, so I know I’m definitely in for the next couple of years,” Williams said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “I’ll revisit it after that.
“Winning on Sunday will only make me want to win another one next year. When you can achieve something that feels this good, you kind of get addicted to it, right? You want to achieve that award again. So I think that it will only make me want it more.”
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Williams added that on-field success brings more attention to players than anything else. He was considered just as impactful during his nine seasons in Washington, but he never got as much recognition until he he had the California sunshine shining on him in San Francisco — where winning has become second-nature under head coach Kyle Shanahan over the past few years.
“I didn’t have the team,” Williams said of his time in Washington. “That’s more of a team award than anything. They reward the guys who are winning first. I always felt appreciated by my peers. Being in California and in this market, now there’s a bigger magnifying glass on me.”
Williams signed a gargantuan 6-year, $138 million contract in 2021 that made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL. With money and legacy still there for the taking, Williams isn’t leaving anything on the table while he’s still one of the best at his position.