Washington Redskins Inching Closer To Trent Williams Trade
The Washington Redskins seem to be inching closer to a Trent Williams trade, despite clearly preferring to retain him.
Williams has not participated in an NFL outing in two years. While he and Washington seem to have mutually agreed to a potential trade, there are still some obstacles to getting it done.
The entire ordeal began when Williams felt like Redskins doctors misdiagnosed him. This loss of trust prompted him to demand a trade and then subsequently sit out.
There was some hope that the hire of new head coach Ron Rivera would soothe some of Williams’ worries, but that did not end up happening.
Williams is on his way out, that much is clear. How much the organization will get in return for him is somewhat in doubt, though.
In the beginning, the Redskins were reportedly demanding a first rounder for Williams. Since then, the asking price has dipped to a second rounder.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the asking price is less of a concern at this stage than the fact that Williams will demand a new deal from whomever signs him. Moreover, he will want the new deal to make him the highest paid offensive lineman in all of football.
To be clear, as @MikeGarafolo noted, teams aren’t yet willing to meet the #Redskins’ asking price of a second-round pick for Trent Williams. But I’m getting the sense they’d be flexible there if Williams reaches a reasonable deal with another team. A few moving parts here. https://t.co/HHsqmhpBLY
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2020
“To be clear, as @MikeGarafolo noted, teams aren’t yet willing to meet the Redskins’ asking price of a second-round pick for Trent Williams,” he tweeted out.
“But I’m getting the sense they’d be flexible there if Williams reaches a reasonable deal with another team.”
In a recent report, ESPN NFL insider John Keim suggested that Williams was looking for something in the $20 million per year range for his new deal.
Will he ultimately get that? Time will tell.