Offensive tackle Trent Williams is yet to report to camp and it appears multiple teams are ready to make a move to try and acquire him via trade.
While the Washington Redskins have stated that they have no intention of moving Williams, the New England Patriots are among the reported teams interested. Williams is considered one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL and would be a great asset for any team in the league.
3 teams actively pursuing Trent Williams trade, per sources, including New England. Schefter says Redskins wont move him. JLC says they will. Story --> https://t.co/IXmUCm2okl pic.twitter.com/V6tvTdhOe9— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 13, 2019
Williams has held out of training camp in the hopes of finding a better situation, but his efforts have gone nowhere thus far. The Redskins were among the league's worst teams last year, and staying in Washington wouldn't exactly advance Williams' career.
If Williams' holdout continues into the regular season, it would only make sense for the Redskins to move him before the price goes down. As it stands, the asking price is justifiably hefty, and the Redskins should keep it that way.
Mutual stubbornness continues to prevail in the Trent Williams holdout, with neither side inclined to blink https://t.co/dAmHVqVTFT— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 13, 2019
While no team in the league would be optimistic about one of its best players wanting out, sometimes you simply have to cut your losses and make a move that best benefits the culture in the locker room and the team's long-term success.