49ers Star Trent Williams Reveals How He Almost Joined Kansas City Chiefs

Published 03/23/2021, 1:27 PM EDT


Trent Williams began his career in the NFL with NFC East franchise Washington Redskins (Washington Football Team). The former Oklahoma Sooners man was a 1st-round pick (4th overall) by Washington in 2010. He went on to establish himself as one of the top defensive tackles in the league over the last decade.

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After 10 years in the national capital, Williams was traded to NFC West franchise San Francisco 49ers in 2020. The 8-time Pro Bowler endured a slow start to his career in The Bay. But he went on to impress coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch in what was really a trying season for the Niners.

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)

Williams was rewarded for his consistent displays with a record-breaking 6-year deal worth a massive $138 million by the 49ers. But things could have been much different for the veteran tackle had he opted to pursue other opportunities at his disposal.

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Trent Williams talks about his failed move to Kansas City Chiefs

In a recent video posted by Trent Williams’ management team, Elite Loyalty Sports, the man of the moment speaks about how he almost signed for Super Bowl LIV champions Kansas City Chiefs this summer.

“It’s like a roller coaster because I thought Kansas City was the place. It’s kind of like nervous, like what if I go to another city, another chapter?

“Luckily my boy (San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan) came through, man, and I came back. It’s kind of where I wanted to be, so dream come true,” Williams said in the video.

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Coach Shanahan will be more than content with retaining the services of Williams for the near future. Along with the returning DE Nick Bosa and LB Fred Warner, the 49ers boast a strong defense (at least on paper) heading into the 2021 NFL season.

Can coach Shanahan help put together another Super Bowl run in 2021 after a poor outing in the league last season? Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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