Trent Williams has been given permission to seek a trade by the Redskins. The two sides could not come to an agreement on a new contract, and it looks like they will finally move on.
Williams held out last year over concerns about the Redskins medical staff's treatment of a cancerous growth on his forehead that eventually got removed, and his lack of guaranteed money in the final two years of his contract.
Williams is reportedly looking to be paid like the top tackle in the league again which means at least $18+ million per year. Williams now has one year left on his contract after reporting before the trade deadline last season, and then being place on the Reserve NFI list by the team and not getting paid for 2019.
The Redskins were reportedly offered a 1st round pick by the Cleveland Browns last year, but Team President Bruce Allen wasn't listening to trade offers until it was too late. Will that offer still be on the table, or will the Redskins have to settle for a 2nd round pick or a couple mid-rounders?
Washington OT Trent Williams has been given permission to seek a trade through his agent Vincent Taylor, as @diannaESPN has reported. Here is video of Williams working out this week. pic.twitter.com/FwAeT5ELMO— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2020
"The Browns would likely have to weigh giving up the No. 10 overall pick for Williams..."— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) March 6, 2020
If the Redskins get offered No. 10 overall from the Browns, they should hang up on everyone else, take the deal and then draft the best tackle available at that spot. https://t.co/oC7fgJFjZh
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
Another thing to consider - if the Redskins are able to trade Trent Williams before free agency opens, Washington will have nearly $72 million in salary cap room.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 6, 2020
Taylor on Trent Williams (2/2): "This isn't about a contract, but time for a change of scenery." #Redskins @TheAthleticDC— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) March 5, 2020
From Trent Williams via text: "I'm just happy this situation seems to be heading towards an end."— John Keim (@john_keim) March 5, 2020
Chatted with Trent Williams tonight. Per earlier reports, the Skins contacted his agent and gave permission to seek a trade. Trent feels relief and told me physically he feels amazing. Doesn’t know what the future holds but excited to see what’s next. #redskins— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) March 6, 2020