After a very tumultuous year, the Redskins have finally traded offensive tackle Trent Williams. San Francisco has acquired Williams for a 2020 fifth-round pick, and a third-round selection in 2021. As a part of the deal, Joe Staley will also retire.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Saturday afternoon.
Trade: Washington has agreed to send Pro-Bowl OT Trent Williams to the SF 49ers in exchange for a fifth-round pick this year and a third-round pick next year, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2020
Williams sat out the entire 2019-2020 season due to personal grievances with the Washington Redskins. These stemmed from a growth on his head, which was misdiagnosed by the Redskins’ medical staff. The growth was later found to be cancerous and life threatening, making a removal of it a necessity.
The seven-time Pro Bowl tackle was so displeased by the way Washington handled the situation, he demanded a trade. The Redskins did not deliver on that demand by the 2019 trade deadline. Now being forced to return to the team, Williams still refused to play, citing helmet issues following the surgery to remove the cancerous growth.
Finally, on the third day of the 2020 NFL Draft, Williams received his wish. The rich get richer, as the reigning NFC Champion 49ers acquired him for only two picks. Veteran lineman Joe Staley will also retire as a part of the trade. Staley faced an injury during the 2019 season, before returning in time to play in his second Super Bowl The Redskins will continue their rebuild under new head coach Ron Rivera.
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