Agent: Trent Williams isn’t looking for $20 million per season

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Trent Williams‘ agent Vince Taylor released a statement this week asking that Washington trade or release his client, which comes after protracted acrimony between the two sides and amid reports that Williams is looking for $20 million a season in a new contract.

A contract demand of that size would limit the bidders for the left tackle, but Taylor said on Thursday that his client isn’t looking for that kind of payout. Taylor called that demand “totally false” during an appearance on 106.7 The Fan and said “the contract has never been the holdup” when asked if Williams would hypothetically accept a deal paying him $16 million a year.

Taylor’s statement earlier this week said Washington was not negotiating in good faith and he said he’s heard from teams interested in Williams that the compensation Washington has asked for was “totally absurd.”

“The Redskins prior to the combine put Trent on the trade market,” Taylor said. “They had him on maybe 10 days, and even through the combine, which is the biggest business platform for teams looking to wheel and deal. Upon leaving the combine, the Redskins had not gotten one offer that they could bring to Trent and I so that I could negotiate our side. I had teams call me — and I won’t call them out — I had two teams call me that said, ‘Those guys do not know what they’re doing. Their ask is outrageous.'”

Washington has made some changes to the way they’re doing business since hiring head coach Ron Rivera and firing team president Bruce Allen earlier this year, but the firmness on their stance with Williams hasn’t been one of them.

20 responses to “Agent: Trent Williams isn’t looking for $20 million per season

  1. Williams is in a bad spot. If he were smart he’d sign with Washington and the first chance he gets head to IR with a sore back

  2. Umm, what?

    No wonder why they couldn’t trade him.

    Man, these Millennials are horrible at basic economics.

  3. I wish the question someone would ask the agent is what he would consider as adequate compensation in a trade. Personally, I would expect a first rounder for sure. What was their “outrageous ask’?
    And really…why would a team’s GM call the agent to say “Those guys do not know what they’re doing.”. Have to call BS there, Vince.

  4. Trent needs a new agent. Instead of outing teams (won’t be hard for WA to know which ones) he should have let the teams interested know what he is hoping to get as far as long term contract. In fact, he could do that on the same show without outing teams. Use that intel to help the client.

    Washington will want something of value for him. Perhaps they want to much, but, it is what it is. Time will tell if some team will step up and play. I’m glad the Seahawks have D. Brown at left tackle. It is the only offensive line spot I have confidence about.

  5. I love how this is playing out.

    Trent has tried to work against the system in pretty close to every way. He has lower compensation levels for the team with his temper tantrum. So most teams think anything reasonable is outrageous because of all of the free agents that are/were available as well as the draft which is overloaded. There is a reason people like Newton are cut, they couldn’t find trade partners. Trent is in that spot now.

    In reality, a single 3rd or lower is not worth the effort for the Skins as they are lined up to get a 3rd round compensatory pick if he leaves in free agency next year. So getting an old, washed up, injury prone, locker room malcontent, with multiple drug suspensions that wants elite money isn’t going to engender alot of teams that want to give the reduced comp of a 2nd or 2 3rds.

    Not negotiating in good faith, they let him go and try to find a trade partner. That is negotiating in good faith, good faith doesn’t mean just bending over and taking a huge loss so that the player can make out.

    Trent’s problem is the same as it was last year, it is all about Trent. He is going to lose this battle.

  6. revren10 says:
    March 26, 2020 at 3:16 pm
    he would accept three fiddy to pay that loch ness monster to go away
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    Washington must be saying, ” I ain’t got no three fiddy for no loch ness monster?”

  7. Remember this clown is the same one who thought a team physician was his primary care one. He’s not smart and he’s lazy. He wasn’t any good for the last several years he played. And he cost his teams games for his drug use.

  8. Snyder is flat-out Ridiculous. Trent Williams is a negative asset at this point due to the toxic relationship he has with the club and just wants out of there at this point. Snyder needs to just trade Williams & stop being an immature childish little boy take his feelings out of it. Williams is over 30+ years old at this point, hasn’t played in a few years, hasn’t started all 16 games in a season in years & years and is recovering from Cancer , Washington needs to be realistic about what they can get for him. A 2nd round pick would be more than fair, just trade him for an early 2nd with a team like the Browns and get Williams out of there and on his way.

  9. He hasn’t played ball in almost 2 yrs. He might not be the player he thinks he is anymore. The Skins should take any offer higher then a 3 just to end the drama. The Skins have a good coach finally and I’m sure they want to start building a culture for the new regime.

  10. Let’s settle this…

    Trent Williams is not a good player, he is a GREAT player. That is where the compliments will stop.

    The redskins have stood behind you when you FAILED TWO DRUG TESTS. Idiot!

    When YOU signed your last contract, YOU were the highest paid LT in the league. Again, YOU signed the last contract. If you read Trents comments after he signed the deal, he praised the Redskins and wanted to be a life long redskin.

    I don’t want to hear about loyalty from employer and employee. The fact that he signed the contract for this many years is his fault. He should have signed a 2 or 3 year deal if he wanted to negotiate sooner.

    Play out your deal and honor your contract. You look like an idiot. I am no fan of Bruce Allen but I agree with him that is HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE MONEY with Trent.

    Way to be a leader of the team Trent. Captain my A@@!!!!

  11. The agent said… Right there my BS alert went off. Trent and his agent obviously feel he is a very valuable commodity. If so why on earth do they think the Redskins should or would just give him away?

    From the beginning the Redskins have not handled this properly, but at this point Trent is being ridiculous. Any team that wants to sign Trent needs to provide adequate compensation. Otherwise the Redskins retain his rights for the season. That’s how it’s going to be.

  12. chawk12thman says:
    March 26, 2020 at 3:40 pm
    Trent needs a new agent. Instead of outing teams (won’t be hard for WA to know which ones) he should have let the teams interested know what he is hoping to get as far as long term contract. In fact, he could do that on the same show without outing teams. Use that intel to help the client.

    Washington will want something of value for him. Perhaps they want to much, but, it is what it is. Time will tell if some team will step up and play. I’m glad the Seahawks have D. Brown at left tackle. It is the only offensive line spot I have confidence about.
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    I don’t know why you have all this confidence in LT Duane Brown because it is definitely misplaced confidence. Brown has started to decline, he was seriously struggling over the last 8 games of the season. The dude turns 35yrs old before the season starts and just isn’t the same guy of even a couple years ago any longer, the Hawks are going to have a lot of problems with Brown next season with all of the pass rushers in the NFC-W. The rest of SEA’s OL from LG on down is just god awful w/ a below average LG in BJ Finney who they just signed, Justin Britt blew up his knee last season and wasn’t good before he hurt his knee he definitely isn’t good now, DJ Fluker is unreliable, injury prone and the worst pass protecting OG in the NFL and SEA just lost RT Germain Ifedi and replaced him with a god awful RT whom even THE NY JETS DIDN’T WANT which says a lot given how god awful the Jets OL was last season, if you’re signing the Jets linemen you know you have OL issues.
    Given all the holes the Hawks Offensive-Line has SEA”s GM should be trying to trade for Williams , if he was smart he’d be working the phones until he got the deal done as the Hawks OL looks laughably bad heading into season.

  13. Sad that only two teams want him. Maybe being a vegan isnt a good career choice when you are a power athlete. Thought about that? Who wants a vegan Left Tackle?

  14. hawkkiller says:
    March 26, 2020 at 4:06 pm
    Snyder is flat-out Ridiculous. Trent Williams is a negative asset at this point due to the toxic relationship he has with the club and just wants out of there at this point. Snyder needs to just trade Williams & stop being an immature childish little boy take his feelings out of it. Williams is over 30+ years old at this point, hasn’t played in a few years, hasn’t started all 16 games in a season in years & years and is recovering from Cancer , Washington needs to be realistic about what they can get for him. A 2nd round pick would be more than fair, just trade him for an early 2nd with a team like the Browns and get Williams out of there and on his way.
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    Lmao you think if a team offered the skins a 2nd rounder for Williams they wouldn’t take that with a blink of an eye? Why trade him if they aren’t at least getting back the value of a 3rd round comp pick? Just hang onto him for another year let him stay at home and pout then collect the pick the following year. He’s not getting traded because of his attitude and his past drug suspensions. No chance in hell he sniffs 20 or even 16 million. The redskins are playing this perfectly, it’s not personal.

  15. I would lay bet that he has done nothing to try to get into shape during all this anyways.
    If the season does get started and he has to come in and report for his physical we will know how much he really wanted out

  16. A team can dump a player mid contract and its okay and a player wants out mid-contract and they should abide by the terms and are greedy losers if they don’t — yeah that logic is reciprocal. Like the guy above — call Williams a loser for the failed drug tests if you want — that makes sense — but not for seeking to terminate the contract. Note also how the agent didn’t say the Redskins’ demands were ridiculous — other teams did. Why fans would blindly support the Redskin management after all these years of mismanagement is unbelievable.

  17. Trent needs a new agent. He cost Trent millions last year by having him sit out the season. Snyder of all people called his bluff. He fired the GM, medical staff, and trainer Trent had issues with. Last year “it’s not about money, I don’t trust the trainers, medical staff, and Bruce Allen”, all those people are gone. Now all of sudden he wants money, that tells me it was always about money. Trent is great player and if he had an agent that was worth his salt, he’d have new deal with the Redskins or another team at this point.

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