The San Francisco 49ers will have a decision to make next offseason surrounding offensive tackle Trent Willams, whom the team traded for during April's draft. He is playing on the final year of his deal and is scheduled to make about $12.5 million in 2020. If the offensive lineman plays well, which is very likely, that number will only go up, and San Francisco will have to use a large chunk of the salary cap to keep him.
Williams did not play in 2019, so he lost out on a lot of money. His new team, likely as a gesture of good faith, helped him out with that. The team restructured the final year of his deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, not to find some salary-cap savings in 2020, but to give Williams some upfront money.
Rapoport spoke with Williams this week for his RapSheet and Friends podcast, which will be released next week.