2020 NFL Draft: Redskins Trade Trent Williams to 49ers

The Washington Redskins have elected to trade Trent Williams to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a fifth-round pick this year and third-round pick in 2021 in a move that is perhaps unsurprising given the frosty situation the OT found himself in.

Williams didn’t play a game for the Redskins last year having demanded a trade back in June 2019 and he has now got his wish at long last.

The relationship between the 31-year-old and his team is apparently due to the way he feels his medical concerns were dealt with by the Redskins.

In 2013 Williams had a procedure to remove a growth from his scalp and was told by medical staff that it was nothing serious. Some years late the growth was removed and he was found to have suffered a form of cancer, and this was the root of his dissatisfaction with the medical advisors at the NFL side.

Trent Williams had just a year to run on his Redskins deal, worth $12.5m a year, and Washington certainly missed his services last season with Ron Rivera’s side ranking second from last in sack rate. 

Williams was a fourth-round pick for Washington in 2010, signing a six-year deal worth $60m, and will now hope to make an impact at Levi’s Stadium in the upcoming season, whenever it does indeed get underway.

A 7-time Pro Bowl pick, San Francisco 49ers will hope to get the most out of Williams as they look to go one better than last term, when they ended up as Super Bowl losers when they were beaten by Kansas City Chiefs 31-20.

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