Without question, the San Francisco 49ers won the trade that got them offensive tackle Trent Williams.
The franchise now known as the Washington Commanders traded Williams to San Francisco in exchange for a 2020 fifth-rounder and a 2021 third-rounder.
Those picks turned out to be Keith Ismael and Benjamin St-Juste who are still playing for the Commanders.
However, both of them are getting spare minutes because St-Juste is second on the depth chart for left cornerback behind Kendall Fuller.
Meanwhile, Ismael is third on the depth chart for center behind Chase Roullier and Tyler Larsen.
On the other hand, Williams has become a two-time Pro Bowler and one-time First-Team All-Pro in his tenure with the 49ers so far.
His efforts helped the 49ers establish a zone run scheme that carried them all the way to last year’s NFC Championship Game.
Given his exceptional performance on the field, the Niners gave him a six-year, $138.06 million contract extension.
His $23.01 million annual average value makes him the highest-paid player in his position, beating the Green Bay Packers’ David Bakhtiari by $10,000.
But aside from getting paid, he also received a rare blessing in the Madden video game.
Well deserved 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/3AixjWfDih
— PFF (@PFF) July 7, 2022
Williams Is A God In Madden
Williams became the first offensive lineman to get a 99 ranking in the game.
That rating means that he is like an impenetrable wall during pass plays and a bulldozer during run plays.
Given that Madden factors in several attributes to arrive at an overall rating, it’s hard to see an offensive lineman get a 99 because they lack speed and athleticism.
However, Williams is a different breed and the 49ers will continue to have success as long as he lines up in the trench.
Now that he will be blocking for Trey Lance, his prowess will determine if the team will sustain or surpass their achievements last year.NEXT: NFL Insider Ponders A Jimmy Garoppolo Question