San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams has been one of the most dominant offensive lineman in the football, since entering the NFL in 2010.
The 49ers traded for Williams in 2020. He was the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft by Washington. Williams has twice been named a first-team All-Pro, is a 10-time Pro Bowl selection.
As he met with reporters on Tuesday, Williams said that retirement is something that has crossed his mind.
“It’s a long season, and having two long seasons back-to-back, it does get pretty grueling for a 34-year-old guy like myself. I’ll be 35 when the season starts. You do kind of think about what’s life like after football. I’ve done this every year of my life since the second grade.” stated Williams as per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.
“You do get to that age, especially at the end of the year like this, as exhausting as it was. And still not getting quite where you want to be. I get it. You get to that age. But, honestly, I’m just taking it one day at a time, and we’ll see how that goes going forward.”
Williams then finished, saying, “But I’m blessed. I’m blessed to have played this game for as long as I have. And whatever God has in the future for me, I know I’ll have it. But to answer your question, yeah, it does get a little like a rerun almost.”
Williams is still one of the most dominant left tackles in the NFL. The 49ers are hoping to get a few more years out of their star tackle.
49ers left tackle Trent Williams. Photo courtsey of Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports