Are Redskins Trading Trent Williams To Browns?
Are the Redskins trading Trent Williams to the Browns?
According to multiple reports, a deal might be on the horizon – but it is not finalized yet.
Cleveland came into the 2019-20 season with a lot of offseason hype in light of the addition of Odell Beckham and the expected development of Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb.
Unfortunately, despite general manager John Dorsey’s ballsy move of bringing in Beckham, the hype has failed to convert to actual success.
Currently Cleveland sits at 2-4 on the season and Mayfield has recorded a league high 11 interceptions through six games.
Some of those interceptions are Mayfield’s fault, but other can be attributed to poor pass protection upfront.
Greg Robinson, the team’s starting left tackle, has been unable to build off the success he had in late 2018.
On the right side, tackle Chris Hubbard and guard Eric Kush have been equally ineffective.
For all the hoopla about stars, what the Browns could really use right now is some talent on the line – and Washington’s Trent Williams could be a perfect fit for them.
Williams has been holding out all year long and refuses to suit up for the Redskins.
He insists that the team’s medical staff has let him down time and again, and he wants to play for someone else now.
Williams playing tackle for the Browns could be just what Mayfield needs to create time for him to throw to Beckham and Jarvis Landry.
So how realistic is this trade?
Very, according to several insiders.
In light of Trent Williams/Browns buzz, here’s what I’m hearing: Browns have inquired for a while now but have considered price steep. What’s unclear is if price came down, or CLE willing to meet the asking price.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 15, 2019
“In light of Trent Williams/Browns buzz,” wrote Jeremy Fowler on Twitter, “Here’s what I’m hearing.
“Browns have inquired for a while now but have considered price steep. What’s unclear is if price came down, or CLE willing to meet the asking price.”
At the end of the day, Washington is in rebuild mode, whereas Cleveland is in win-now mode.
A deal between the two parties makes sense on both sides.
Does that mean one will actually happen, though?
Time will tell.