Williams, 32, secured a no-tag provision prior to his trade to the 49ers last offseason because he wanted to gauge his market value in free agency. It’s unclear if the 49ers will be able to sign Williams before March 17th, but they are making strong efforts.
Packers LT David Bakhtiari is currently the NFL’s highest paid offensive lineman with an average salary of $23M per year. It’s likely that Williams’ next deal will be in the range of that price point. Williams is set to become an unrestricted free-agent and will have many suitors if he reaches the open market.