Good news comes out of Washington for a change, with left tackle Trent Williams agreeing on a contract extension, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network (on Twitter).
Williams’ new deal will pay him $66MM over five years, with $43.5MM of that sum guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter). The former No. 4 overall pick’s guarantee on signing comes in at $32.5MM, per Rapoport (on Twitter).
The 27-year-old Oklahoma product took to Twitter himself to show appreciation for the massive deal.
This makes Williams the highest-paid tackle in terms of per-year wages, with Williams’ $13.2MM easily surpassing Tyron Smith‘s $12.2MM figure.
As part of the rookie deal he signed in 2010 as Washington’s first-round pick in that draft, Williams was already set to make $10MM+ in base salary, with a $14.25MM cap number before agreeing to this accord.
The team’s staring left tackle since the ’10 season, Williams ranked as Pro Football Focus’ 18th-best blind-side cog last season and as a top-20 tackle in 2012, but the leading advanced metrics site slotted the 315-pound blocker as its No. 1 tackle in 2013.