Redskins’ Trent Williams Wants New Deal

Redskins tackle Trent Williams skipped the start of the Redskins’ mandatory minicamp in an effort to land a new deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears. Williams is owed $24MM over the next two years, but wants a better deal now that the market has shifted. 

At the time of signing, Williams’ current deal positioned him as the highest-paid tackle in the NFL, edging Cowboys lineman Tyron Smith. Today, the deal positions him as the sixth-highest paid tackle in the league, thanks in part to recent deals for Trent Brown, Taylor Lewan, and Nate Solder that are worth at least $15.5MM per season.

Williams has missed 13 games over the last three seasons due to various issues, but He still stands as one of the better left tackles in the NFL. He graded out as the league’s best overall tackle in 2016, according to Pro Football Focus, and managed to place No. 21 in a down 2018.

In other Redskins news, the team is reportedly planning to stick with cornerback Josh Norman, despite the savings that would come with releasing him.

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  1. Ironman_4life

    Does flipping off the team actually gain more respect with your teammates or do they support the player on this?

    • crosseyedlemon

      I think most of the players that accuse a teammate of placing themselves above the team by asking for a better contract are complete hypocrites because they would do the same thing if they had the talent to command top dollar. This is not a case of some marginal player trying to get paid well in excess of what he is worth. It would make little sense for the Redskins to invest in a first round QB and then decide not to make a similar commitment to the OL player that can best support him.

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