Report: Washington turned down first-rounder for Trent Williams

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Washington still hasn’t seen Trent Williams, and the team continues to show signs of not being willing to show him the door.

According to J.P. Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com, the team recently turned down what would appear to be a solid offer for the wantaway left tackle.

Echoing a report from Kevin Sheehan of 980 The Team, Finlay reports Washington was offered New England’s 2020 first-rounder in exchange for Williams, and turned it down.

If the reports are accurate (and not planted by someone for the sake of public relations), it would represent the Patriots being willing to invest in a top-level left tackle, after letting Nate Solder and Trent Brown walk in free agency the last two years.

There have been no signs so far that Williams is moving from his intent to never return to the team, after his frustration with the way the team handled his medical condition. He had a growth/tumor removed from his scalp over the offseason.

The team has said little, other than offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell making a public plea for him to return last week. When coach Jay Gruden spoke about the situation last, he emphasized that they were getting 2018 third-rounder Geron Christian and veteran Donald Penn ready to play.

27 responses to “Report: Washington turned down first-rounder for Trent Williams

  1. This is exactly the stupidity that finally had me divorce the Washington Redskins as my favorite team last year. Williams has been average at best the past few years and getting a first rounder for next year would have added bench strength to this team.

    Williams is not going to play at all this year – how the Redskins cannot see this is beyond me, but we all know that the Allen Brat (wears a GM name badge) is a spiteful punk and an idiot on top of that. He’d rather than win his battle than to make the team better.

    As for Williams, hope you enjoy your year off from football – punk. Always thought you to be overrated the past three years.

  2. it would represent the Patriots being willing to invest in a top-level left tackle, after letting Nate Solder and Trent Brown walk in free agency the last two years.

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    The Patriots didn’t view Solder as a top level tackle. Trent Brown on the other hand was offered a substantial contract by New England but they would not match the Raiders offer for him.

  3. first round pick for trent williams is not a ridiculous offer considering his age and health issues, but redskins can get more. i think this is the floor for a trade, will take more to get it done, and redskins are putting that out there.

  4. I’m all in on Trent’s side on this one. The team misdiagnosed cancer. How can you trust them at all after that?

  5. I’m a biased Pats fan, but I think the Skins are crazy for not taking that deal. They need players for their rebuild. It seems like he’s made up his mind he’s not gonna play for them. He’s made plenty of money(~100 mil). Might as well get something.

  6. @bengal

    you don’t know what you’re talking about. it was a cyst, not cancer.

    and NE 1st rounder isn/t really a first

    wait two weeks and then unload him for a better deal

  7. Potential to get a young first-round talent for a 31yo, who is very good, you take the deal. Washington is not going to get more this close to the season starting and their roster is not filled with top-end talent and are unlikely to make a run at the playoffs. Taking the deal means more cap room and a better draft pick next year (their own).

  8. As an Eagles fan, I’m glad to know that Williams won’t be playing for either team this year. LOL

  9. even though it would be a high first round pick sometimes you have to take what you can get and move on. unless somebody else is offering more and we just dont know it yet.

  10. Elite LTs don’t grow on trees. There are very few and even fewer that ever become available. Washington also holds a good deal of leverage because they *are* stubborn enough to wait it out even as they spite themselves. I actually think they will beat bottom-of-round-one compensation.

  11. Let’s be real, Trent isn’t all he thinks he is, and when you make the kind of money he is making and have any kind of common sense you just don’t rely on team doctors…you get a second opinion and see a specialist. And the one thing I’m not going to do if I’m even considering trading him is trading him to a potential contender, and by not trading him now, someone is going to lose a LT and then you bring in the haul of a 1st rounder plus. I’m with management this time, they stood by him through his drug suspensions and seasons when he didn’t play an entire season.

  12. bengal4573 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:01 pm
    I’m all in on Trent’s side on this one. The team misdiagnosed cancer. How can you trust them at all after that?

    How about the fact that it was a benign growth not cancer. The players all have their own trainers away from the team. He should have went to a private doctor for a non football issue.

  13. I can’t imagine the Pats offering a first straight up for Williams. If he were still on his rookie deal and disgruntled, maybe. But not at 31 and $10M+ a year for two years.

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