Trent Williams’ agent accuses Redskins of mishandling trade negotiations
Trent Williams is hoping to return to the NFL in 2020 and is longing to be traded or released from the Washington Redskins. Despite his request, Williams’ agent isn’t pleased with how Washington has handled trade negotiations involving his client.
A statement from Trent Williams’ agent Vincent Taylor to ESPN: pic.twitter.com/jU04QMpegE
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 24, 2020
Earlier this month, the Redskins gave permission to Williams and his agent to seek a trade this offseason. While Vincent Taylor — Williams’ agent — has provided options to the Redskins, the organization hasn’t made much effort to get a deal done.
This past season, Williams remained away from the team amid a dispute with the medical staff. At the same time, Williams wanted an extension that made him one of the highest-paid tackles in the NFL.
On the other hand, the Redskins didn’t show any interest in giving Williams a new contract. With Ron Rivera being hired as the team’s next head coach, Washington was hoping that he could convince Williams to stay.
But after conversations between Rivera and Williams, both sides thought it was best to go their separate ways. However, Williams still hasn’t been traded or released by the team. As Williams’ agent noted, the Redskins have given inconsistent demands in trade talks thus far.
Nearly a week ago, it was reported that Washington is keen on receiving a second-round pick for Williams. With uncertainty surrounding Williams’ status, no teams have shown any interest in surrendering a second-round pick.
Unless the Redskins lower their asking price, a resolution to the Williams saga doesn’t appear to be in sight. Even though Williams’ request is straightforward, Washington is in no rush to deal the Pro Bowl tackle.