Jonah Williams
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Williams with the Bengals in 2020
No. 73 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-17) November 17, 1997 (age 25)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Folsom (Folsom, California)
College:Alabama (2016–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Games played:42
Games started:42
Player stats at · PFR

Jonah Williams (born November 17, 1997) is an American football offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

High School career

Williams moved to California in ninth grade, after growing up in Atlanta. In Folsom, Williams was a four-star offensive tackle who committed to Alabama. He also received offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and USC.[1]

College career

During his first season, Williams received the reputation as a "film junkie".[2][3] Following the 2017 season, Williams was named to the Third-team All-American.[4] On January 11, 2019, Williams announced that he would declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
6 ft 4+12 in
(1.94 m)
302 lb
(137 kg)
33+58 in
(0.85 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
5.12 s 1.77 s 2.97 s 4.74 s 7.97 s 28.0 in
(0.71 m)
8 ft 4 in
(2.54 m)
23 reps 39
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[6][7]

Williams was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals 11th overall in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[8]

On June 25, 2019, it was revealed that Williams underwent left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. Williams had suffered the injury while participating in OTAs two weeks prior to the surgery.[9] He was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list on August 31, 2019.[10] He did not play during his rookie season.

Williams entered the 2020 season as the Bengals starting left tackle. He started 10 of 12 games, missing two games due to injury, before suffering a knee injury in Week 14. He was placed on injured reserve on December 9, 2020.[11]

The Bengals picked up the fifth-year option on Williams' contract on April 29, 2022.[12]

Following the Bengals signing left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., Williams requested a trade in March 2023.[13]


  1. ^ Champlin, Drew (April 4, 2015). "California 4-star offensive tackle Jonah Williams commits to Alabama". Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Kilgore, Adam (December 29, 2016). "Alabama freshman Jonah Williams is a 'film junkie' who loves to study the game". Washington Post. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Burnett, Marq (August 9, 2017). "'Film junkie' Jonah Williams ready for action on Alabama offensive line". Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Zenitz, Matt (December 11, 2017). "3 Alabama players named to AP All-American teams". Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  5. ^ West, Jenna (January 11, 2019). "Alabama's Quinnen Williams, Josh Jacobs, Irv Smith and Jonah Williams Enter NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jonah Williams Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "2019 Draft Scout Jonah Williams, Alabama NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". Retrieved January 14, 2023.
  8. ^ Hobson, Geoff. "Bengals Go Big With Jonah Williams at No. 11". Cincinnati Bengals. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Hobson, Geoff. "Shoulder Surgery Likely Sidelines Jonah Williams for Season". Cincinnati Bengals. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Bengals Announce 53-Man Roster". August 31, 2019. Archived from the original on August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  11. ^ "Darius Phillips Activated From Reserve/Injured; Jonah Williams Placed on Reserve/Injured". December 9, 2020.
  12. ^ "Fifth-year option tracker for first-round picks from the 2019 NFL Draft".
  13. ^ Shook, Nick (March 17, 2023). "Bengals LT Jonah Williams requests trade following Orlando Brown signing". Retrieved March 17, 2023.