New details revealed about Quinton Dunbar’s situation with the Redskins
Sources close to #Redskins CB Quinton Dunbar tell me that he had reached out to the team to discuss a reasonable contract restructure but the club declined the conversation. Dunbar remains resolute in his desire to be released or traded.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 20, 2020
Dunbar has one year left on his deal that will pay him $3.25 million, but none of that contract is guaranteed. He said the new coaching staff doesn’t know him, and he doesn’t know them, and he wants to play for a team that will commit to him for the long-term.
According to John Keim of ESPN, if Dunbar isn’t offered a new contract or traded before training camp he will play out the final year of his deal and move onto a new team. Dunbar won’t be showing up to the team for the voluntary OTA’s as he tries to leverage the team to negotiate with him.
Just spoke with Quinton Dunbar. He has requested a trade from the Redskins. “I don’t know them and they don’t know me. It is what it is.” Wants to play for a team that will commit long-term.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) February 11, 2020
Reuben Foster tore multiple ligaments during OTA’s in 2019, and that also played into the decision to skip it. Dunbar was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Florida, but the team moved him to cornerback because of his length and speed.
Dunbar has been an above-average player, but keeping him on the field has been an issue. During the 2019 season, he played 11 games before suffering a hamstring injury that landed him on injured reserve.
The new front office and coaches want their guys in, and right now it appears that Dunbar isn’t going to be a part of that future. If he can have another big 2020 season, some team should offer him a large contract.