Jonah Williams
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams (73) is seen during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Sunday, October 17, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Analysis: Jonah Williams’ may not command much for a trade, if he’s even worth it

Jonah Williams

Bengals LT Jonah Williams might be the best Left Tackle on the market.

But that may not mean he’s a good one anymore.

Entering just his fifth year, Williams production plummeted in 2022 and he’s not yet played a full season.

In 16 games last year, Williams allowed 12 sacks.

He also allowed 43 pressures, according to Pro Football Focus.

It’s fair to wonder how much the Bengals’ revolving door of linemates – those who weren’t great to begin with – impacted that stat.  

But Williams is also a bookend and sometimes on a bit of an island to protect Joe Burrow’s blindside.  

He also struggled even more so in the running game, grading out 70th of 79 qualifying tackles in his PFF Run Block grade.

His pass block grade was better, 62.8.

His overall grade was a career worst: 61 – down a full 13 points from 2021.

It shed light on why the Bengals, who’ve pledged to make protecting Burrow a priority, invested a bankload to bring Orlando Brown Jr into Cincinnati.

Only time will tell if Williams’ fortunes will change, whether its at Right Tackle for Cincinnati or anchoring an offensive line in another city.

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