UPDATE: The Redskins are telling teams they have a 2nd round pick on the table, but want a 1st for Trent Williams
The NFL's trade deadline is tomorrow at 4pm, and up until today the story has been the Redskins aren't trading disgruntled LT Trent Williams. There have been multiple reports covering the reasons for Williams holdout, and the teams that are interested in acquiring him.
Today Ben Standig reported that Williams could likely be had for a 1st round pick. Noting that team President Bruce Allen is stubborn, and wouldn't move off of his target compensation. This contradicts recent reports that Williams wouldn't be traded until the offseason. Did someone finally tell Bruce that Trent could report after the trade deadline and still accrue a year?
There is another element: Allen’s level of stubbornness. According to sources including those close to the situation, it’s not that Allen opposes trading Williams. It’s that he’s set the price and won’t budge.
“Knowing Bruce, when he digs his heels in, they’re in cement,” an NFL general manager told The Athletic. “Unless (Bruce) gets exactly what he wants, he won’t move Trent.”
What does Allen want? A first-round pick or a good player along with a pick, according to a league source familiar with Allen’s approach.
Ian Rapoport joined in by reporting that the Redskins have begun the process of looking at potential suitors. He mentions the Browns, who have reportedly been calling regularly about trading for Trent Williams.
The Redskins have begun the process of ascertaining interest across the league. And I'm told the asking price, for right now (and this is obviously subject to change), is a first-round pick. https://t.co/gtkbT3Afum— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 28, 2019
JP Finlay also reports that the Redskins could want a playmaker in return for Williams
Could the Redskins trade Trent Williams? Definitely. But the price is high and sources tell me the team might want a playmaker in return, not just about draft picks. Trying to give Haskins weapons.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 28, 2019