There are countless stories that explain why the Washington Redskins are a perennial losing franchise, and we can add the botched trade of Trent Williams last year.
The Redskins did move Williams to the San Francisco 49ers for a third-round pick in 2021 and fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. But they could have gotten a first-round pick last year for the disgruntled tackle and the trade wasn’t made. New coach Ron Rivera told that story.
To sum up: The Redskins were offered a first-round pick last year for a player who said he would never play for the team again, and Washington — which was 1-7 at the trade deadline — didn’t get a deal done. Williams never did play for Washington again, and the Redskins didn’t get that first-round pick.