‘Never Had As Much Trouble During a 1v1’: 49ers’ Trent Williams Declares This DOPY Candidate a ‘Top 3’ Player

Published 01/02/2022, 1:04 PM EST


Trent Williams’ story is arguably amongst the most inspiring story in the world of sports. Not only did he recover from terminal cancer, but he has never looked better since his comeback. Recently, the ‘silverback’ gave an interview to bleacher reports, where he spoke about an array of things, including his nickname and teammate Nick Bosa.

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Trent Williams has big praise for Nick Mosa

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In the AMA [Ask Me Anything] conducted by B/R, the ‘silverback’ was asked to reveal the toughest DE he has faced. Spontaneously, the Pro Bowler revealed that it was his teammate Nick. “I’ve never had as much trouble during a 1-on-1 in my career as I’ve had with Nick. Not even close,” said Williams.

Trent then went on to shower praise on Mosa and rated him amongst the best in his position. “In the totality of my career, I think he is top 3/top 5 for sure. When you watch him, who would you say is playing better?” said the Silverback on the defensive star.

The ‘Silverback’ reveals the origin behind his name

The word/animal ‘Silverback’ and Trent Williams at this point are synonyms. One look at the field, and one can understand why Williams is fondly referred to with that name. One of the questions asked in the AMA was about the origin of his nickname, and the answer was quite unexpected.

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“The name came about in college,” revealed Williams. He then shed light on how the similarities between the animal and his on-field performance were uncanny. “It was a whole demeanor deal; the strength, the speed, the quietness off the field. It kinda just stuck,” said the offensive tackle.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 01: Trent Williams #71 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on before their game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 01, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

At the end came the shocking reveal, when he shared his love for the animal thanks to him being a big fan of National Geographic. “Silverbacks have always been one of my favorite species. I’m a big Natural Geographic guy. So I’ve always liked it,”

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What do you make of Trent Williams’ opinion on Nick Mosa? Is Mosa a top 4 defensive end in your books? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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