Two more Trent Williams suitors potentially created by offensive line injuries
Other potential suitors
There are still a handful of other teams that could use Williams’ services. Not all can easily make a deal work, but the possibilities are still there.
Los Angeles Chargers. With Russell Okung out, Trent Scott is starting on the left side of the line for the Chargers. That has been particularly disastrous. A move for Williams would solidify the left tackle position while affording Okung the time needed to get back. And when he does return, one of the players could kick to right tackle to further shore up the edge on both sides of the ball. This would be a boon for Philip Rivers, who has been under a lot of heat in his first two outings this season.
Cleveland Browns. Greg Robinson didn’t look very good at tackle in the team’s season opener. Baker Mayfield was under relentless pressure from the Tennessee Titans and the Browns really need to upgrade his protection if they want to be a legitimate playoff contender. Williams would help fix that issue.
Houston Texans. Yes, they traded for Laremy Tunsil, but their tackle situation is still awful. They could acquire Williams in hopes of playing him on the right side. This scenario is more of a pipe dream, however, as the Texans have zero draft capital remaining after surrendering it all in the Tunsil deal. But if they could find a way to make a move, they might do it. Otherwise, Deshaun Watson will continue to get crushed.
Minnesota Vikings. I maintain that better protection would help Kirk Cousins in Minnesota and if the Vikings are all-in, getting Williams could help with that. There would be some cap gymnastics to overcome and some shuffling to be done on the offensive line (what to do with current starting left tackle Riley Reiff) but Minnesota still could use Williams — if they could find a way to get him.