Trent Williams is holding out for the Washington Redskins. And that brings uncertainty to the tackle position on the offensive line.
It’s never a good thing when any star player holds out, even if it is early in the offseason. This year, the Redskins are dealing with a pretty major one.
Left tackle Trent Williams didn’t report to mandatory minicamp for the Redskins. The assumption at first was that he might want a new contract. However, the latest rumors seem to indicate that Williams is fed up with the medical staff after his latest health scare. It’s impossible to know whether or not these rumors are true without hearing it directly from Williams, but the reality is that he has reportedly requested a trade.
Without Williams in the fold, the Redskins are extraordinarily thin at the tackle position. They had already been cycling through a number of options to compete for the fourth tackle position and practice squad spots, but now, they find themselves potentially staring down Geron Christian as the starting left tackle with Timon Parris and Ereck Flowers (who the team wants to play at guard) serving as the top backups.
In a word, that’s bad. So, that may motivate the Redskins to fix the situation with Williams unless it truly has become untenable because of the issues with the medical staff.
In truth, it’s tough to know exactly what to make of the Trent Williams holdout. But, we’re going to break it down nonetheless.
In the latest episode of the Riggo’s Rag Podcast, I joined host Ian Cummings and contributors Conor Forrest and Matt Hines to discuss the Williams holdout. We covered topics ranging from whether or not Williams will actually play for Washington again, what teams could trade for him, and what to make of the holdout in general. To listen and hear the crew’s thoughts on all these issues, click the play button below!
We’ll soon see if the situation surrounding Williams is a long-term or short term issue. But for the time being, things are just getting started on this front. For more episodes of the Riggo’s Rag Podcast, click here.