RUMOR: Redskins ‘pretty set’ on asking price for Trent Williams
Earlier this month, the Washington Redskins gave Trent Williams permission to seek a trade. However, according to Connor J. Hughes of The Athletic, the Capital City team is pretty much set on their asking price for the seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle.
Multiple sources said #Redskins are pretty set on a 2nd-round pick right now. Maybe in time they come down, but that’s what they want. #Jets aren’t trading a 2nd. Not happening. Haven’t heard they’re out on TW, but signing Fant’s to ~$10m in ‘20 makes a trade seem unlikely https://t.co/oJrI4KlsnM
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 17, 2020
The New York Jets have been interested in a trade for Trent Williams; however, they’re not willing to give up a second-round pick. With that being said, it’s very unlikely the Redskins will be able to get what they want for Williams.
The 31-year-old is currently on the final year of his five-year, $68 million contract. According to Spotrac, he is owed $12.5 million in base salary in 2020. However, Williams is seeking a new contract and wants to be the NFL’s highest-paid tackle. Williams is reportedly looking for a new deal that would pay him $20 million per year.
It’s uncertain if any team will be willing to pay him that much per year.
Last offseason, Williams was reportedly unhappy on how the Redskins handled his cancer scare and demanded a trade. Williams started last season with a holdout in hopes of getting traded; nonetheless, Washington never secured a deal. Williams ended up reporting to his team in early October to prevent his contract from tolling.
For what it’s worth, Williams has played phenomenal in his nine-year career with the Redskins. He is still arguably one of the bests linemen in the league. In addition, the 31-year-old has been very durable throughout his career, only missing 20 games due to injuries. The Oklahoma product has also started 119 of his 120 career games.