The fact that the Washington Redskins have messed up their relationship with Trent Williams this bad is extremely confusing.
Williams has been one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL for the last decade and has been to seven straight Pro Bowls and received a Second-team All-Pro selection in 2015.
The relationship between Williams and the Redskins organization seemed solid until it was discovered that the Redskins’ medical staff misdiagnosed a cancerous growth on William’s head and he demanded a trade.
The Redskins were unable to make a deal to move on from Williams and while he remained on the team, he did not play in the 2019 season.
Adam Schefter posted a statement from Williams’ agent Vincent Taylor to ESPN that shows that the relationship is likely unreconcilable at this point.
With all this in mind, the Buccaneers could bring Trent Williams to Tampa Bay for a steal as the Redskins have almost no leverage.
Washington would like to avoid letting Williams walk as a free agent because they would get no compensation for him in that scenario and they could be incentivized to sell low to recoup some part of their investment.
Williams would immediately improve the Buccaneer offensive line and the team would then be able to use their first-round pick on another position or draft someone to play behind Williams for a year.
Trent Williams is not a young player, but he was playing at an extremely high level before the 2019 season and 31 isn’t that old relative to other offensive linemen across the league that can still play at a high level.