Washington Redskins: Five Trade Destinations for Trent Williams
It is a well-known story that Washington Redskins Left Tackle, Trent Williams is not happy. In fact, he is currently holding out from the team. Reports have stated that he is not happy with the team’s medical staff. In addition, he cannot trust Redskins GM Bruce Allen. Thus, Williams has stated that he no longer wants to play for the team. With two years remaining on his contract, the Redskins should look to trade the veteran LT. Here is a look at five destinations where the team could move him.
New England Patriots
The Redskins are having trade discussions regarding tackle Trent Williams, according to a source. Unclear what type of compensation they'd require in a trade. There's a feeling around the league the Patriots would be involved due to depth issues at the position.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) July 31, 2019
Yes, the Patriots drafted Isaiah Wynn in the first round of the 2018 draft. Nonetheless, reports surfaced that they could be a team involved in trade talks with the Washington Redskins. Acquiring a player like Williams would be just a move that the Patriots are likely to pull off. Doing so would most likely move Wynn to right tackle giving Tom Brady solid bookends on the final years of his career.
The Jaguars have struggled at left tackle for a few years. Currently, on their depth chart, they have Cam Robinson listed as the starting left tackle. However, he is also currently on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list. Since the team spent big bucks on QB Nick Foles, acquiring a veteran like Trent Williams would give them stability and protection for their franchise.
The Texans could use some help along the front of their offense. Right now, they have a 2017 fourth-round draft pick Julie’n Davenport starting on the left side of their offensive line. Making a move to acquire Trent Williams could solidify the Texans and give them a strong chance at saving Deshaun Watson.
The Browns have been a mess across the front of their offense for years. Thus the reason why they cannot keep a franchise QB. Adding a veteran such as Trent Williams would give the Browns a formidable front five for Baker Mayfield to work behind. His presence would also allow Nick Chubb to have the freedom to run.
New York Jets
The Jets are a team that is trying to make some noise in the AFC East. Acquiring Williams would mean moving Kelvin Beachum to the right side. Nonetheless, doing so would give Sam Darnold maximum protection heading into 2019. Trent Williams’ road grading abilities would also open holes for franchise RB Le’Veon Bell.
Several scenarios could play out with this situation. Although I see none of them having Trent Williams remaining with the Washington Redskins. Trading Williams will save the cost the Redskins $3.6 million in dead cap money for 2019. Their 2020 dead cap hit would be only $1.9 million. However, with all of that their cap saving would be $11.1 million. Money that they could definitely use to extend franchise RG Brandon Scherff.
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