That historic title didn't last long.
On Tuesday night, left tackle Trent Williamsre-upped his contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The astronomical extension is good for six years and $138.06 million. $55.1 million of that money is guaranteed in addition to a $30.1 million signing bonus.
Bakhtiari's deal sees him make $23,000,000 per year. With Williams' deal, the eight-time Pro Bowler will make slightly more than that with $23,010,000 per year -- making him the new highest paid lineman in league history.
The difference in pay per year is just $10,000.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning, Bakhtiari had a hilarious response to the slight margin in their paychecks.
@TrentW71 you petty AF," the Packers star wrote with some laughing emojis."Congrats on the deal and history Silverback. Very deserving. Excited to see you continue to do [Silverback] things."
Now entering his 11th year in the NFL, Williams continues to show why he deserves a big payday. At 35 years old, the star LT earned his eighth straight Pro Bowl selection through his first season with the 49ers in 2020. As his one-year San Francisco contract expired this offseason, Williams had all the leverage in the world as he entered unrestricted free agency in 2021. With the almost comical discrepancy between his new extension and Bakhtiari's, it's pretty clear Williams used that Green Bay deal as a model for his negotiations. Weeks after signing his deal, Bakhtiari tore his ACL in late December, 2020. He still had an impressive season -- earning his third Pro Bowl selection and second First-Team All-Pro honors after playing 12 games. Williams showed his consistent greatness through 14 games this past season as well. Let's see if the newly-signed 49er can continue his reputation as a durable lineman and perennial Pro Bowler moving forward. [
@TrentW71 you petty AF 😂😂😂. Congrats on the deal and history Silverback. Very deserving. Excited to see you continue to do 🦍 things.
— David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) March 17, 2021