Rumor: Redskins seeking more than draft picks in a Trent Williams trade
The Washington Redskins are officially looking to trade superstar left tackle Trent Williams. However, they aren’t making it easy for teams that might want him.
It appears Washington isn’t happy with just draft picks in return for their franchise tackle. The Redskins are apparently looking to get an impact-type player in return.
The #Redskins are now open to dealing LT Trent Williams, but they aren’t just asking for draft picks. I’m told they are big-game hunting, asking for players like CB Denzel Ward in return. Which… is a non-starter.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2019
This seems unlikely at this point. Teams that will be wanting to trade for Williams are ones that are still in the playoff hunt, or at least believe they can get back into it. They probably won’t want to trade away an impact player in exchange for him.
Washington does have one thing going for them though; Williams is one of the best offensive lineman in football. If a team is desperate enough Washington might be able to convince them to deal a player in return.
Now, asking for Denzel Ward seems a little crazy. He was the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and shows a ton of promise as a cornerback in the NFL.
That doesn’t mean the Redskins can’t still find a team that would be willing to part with a younger player with plenty of upside though.
For now, it’s the same story. Washington seems willing to trade Williams, but they might have unrealistic expectations of what they will get in return. It is the same thing we’ve been hearing about Adrian Peterson and Josh Norman.
Due to that, it likely won’t come as a big surprise to anyone if the trade deadline passes and the Redskins haven’t unloaded any of their veteran talent.