Trent Williams has been traded this morning according to Ian Rapoport. Williams has been traded to San Francisco for a 2020 5th round pick and a 2021 3rd round pick. The trade has come months after Williams refused to play a single game for the Redskins last season. He stated that he wanted no business with the nation’s capital after of how they handled his medical situation. Williams even told teammates that he would vow not to play for the team due to how his medical situation was handled.
New Redskins head coach, Ron Rivera tried to mend the relationship between the staff and the 7 time pro bowler. Despite that, Williams was still looking for a trade despite Rivera trying to repair the burned bridge. Even during his holdout, according to Ian Rapoport, the veteran left tackle was looking for a new contract extension, despite have 2 years and $24 million left on his contract that he signed in 2015.
When he got traded to the Bay Area this morning, there was no extension included in the trade and the extension is not guaranteed. The 49ers got a steal from Washington. Over the past 3 seasons, he is the third best left tackle in the NFL with a rating of 89.1, getting the edge over notable players like Andrew Whitworth and Tyron Smith. In his 2016 season, Williams posted the 5th highest left tackle grade with 92.7 in the PFF era. Only players like Joe Thomas (2 times), Jonathon Ogden and Tyron Smith. When Williams sat out, the Redskins did suffer, allowing the second last in adjusted sack rate. Now that the 7 time pro bowler is gone, the Redskins will look to build without one of their primitive pieces.