We haven’t had many updates on Trent Williams lately, except for more people adding their opinions that he will be traded...eventually. Kevin Sheehan has reported that the Patriots have offered their 2020 1st round pick for Williams. The Redskins reportedly told them that was not enough. The Patriots typically draft at the bottom of the 1st round, so this isn’t as attractive as most 1st round picks. But it is still a 1st, and the Redskins will need high picks next year if Williams is gone and Geron Christian isn’t at least serviceable at LT. The Redskins will reportedly look for multiple picks if they move Williams, but will likely wait until preseason is over, early in the regular season following an injury.
JP Finlay has heard the same.
It was a few weeks back but the Patriots were willing to offer a 1st rd pick for Trent Williams, per a source. Redskins said no. Story —> https://t.co/0bChDUOHmr— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 22, 2019
It’s believed the Redskins want a first and a second-round pick to move on from Williams, who is refusing to report to the team despite having two years left on his contract.
This report has already been shot down by Ian Rapoport. He says the report is false, and his source said it is “unequivocally not true”. This denial is to be expected with no deal in place. This report also gives the Redskins more leverage in their negotiations with teams like the Texans who continue to have their offensive line depth tested.