One 49er Ranks Among Veterans Most Deserving Super Bowl Title

One 49er Ranks Among Veterans Most Deserving Super Bowl Title
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Few NFL offensive linemen have posted the career numbers that tackle Trent Williams of the 49ers has done without hoisting a Vince Lombardi Trophy at some point. But this year, the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl odds say this is his best chance.

Williams has posted a career Weighted Approximate Value (per Pro-Football-Reference.com) of 112 across 13 seasons with the 49ers and Washington. That makes him one of the most accomplished current NFL players never to have won a Super Bowl. 

But the 35-year-old Texan – who spent his first nine seasons with Washington before he was traded to San Francisco in 2020 – might just get that ring in 2024. Oddsmakers from ESPN BET Sportsbook list the Niners as the title favorite, at +225, as of Wednesday afternoon. San Francisco beat out the Baltimore Ravens (+325), Buffalo Bills (+600) and Dallas Cowboys (+750) for the top spot on the odds board.

BetCalifornia.com used ProFootballReference.com to look at the best players currently active in the NFL that have never won a Super Bowl. We consulted their Hall of Fame monitor numbers on the site to determine the most deserving players to win the 2024 Super Bowl in February. Keep checking with BetCalifornia to follow our coverage of efforts to make legal California sports betting a reality.

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Best Active Players Without Super Bowl Win

RankPlayerHOF Monitor Rating
1 WR Julio Jones (Eagles)108.30
2 OG Zack Martin (Cowboys)88.68
3 CB Patrick Peterson (Steelers)84.80
4 OT Tyron Smith (Cowboys)73.15
5 DT Cameron Heyward (Steelers)61.78
6 OT Trent Williams (49ers)61.45
7 OLB T.J. Watt (Steelers)57.93
8 OG Joel Bitonio (Browns)43.43
9 WR Stefon Diggs (Bills)41.90
10 DE Myles Garrett (Browns)39.45

Trent Williams Among NFL’s Most Deserving

Few NFL offensive tackles have posted the type of career stats that Williams has since entering the league in 2010. He has been named to the Pro Bowl each season between 2012 and 2023 and was named first-team All-Pro in 2021 and 2022 (plus a second-team nod in 2013). Williams’ career wAV of 88 is No. 285 among all NFL players since 1960, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com, speaking to his immense value.

Leaguewide, Williams’ Hall of Fame Monitor rating of 61.45 ranks sixth among active players who have not been on a championship team. That’s behind only Julio Jones of the Eagles (108.30), Zack Martin of the Cowboys (88.68), Patrick Peterson of the Steelers (84.60), Tyron Smith of the Cowboys (73.15) and Cameron Heyward of the Steelers (61.78).

Williams has the third-highest among active offensive linemen on our list, behind Martin and Smith and ahead of Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio (43.43) on the NFL’s top 10.

For now, Williams and the Niners have a week off to catch their breath before hosting a game in the NFC Division round next weekend. They have an eye toward winning their first Super Bowl title since the 1994 season, just as we at BetCalifornia.com have an eye on the hopes of California sportsbook apps advocates in making wagering on sports legal and safe in the state.

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Christopher Boan
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Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetCalifornia.com, specializing in sports betting issues in the western United States. He's covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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