Three most pressing questions Ron Rivera must answer for the Redskins
2. What will happen with Trent Williams?
On the Redskins list of things we should have addressed sooner, there were a few big items.
- Part ways with Bruce Allen
- Move on from Jay Gruden
- Hire some capable of running a quality 4-3 defense
Now that those have been addressed, the team can move on to one of the other major issues that the team has to deal with.
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What are they going to do with Trent Williams?
Williams held out for half of last season after he lost confidence in the team’s medical staff and Allen following a cancer scare related to a growth on his head. But with the major changes to the organization, Williams reportedly could return to the Redskins with a source calling it “a possibility”.
That’s far from a guarantee, but there’s at least some hope that the team’s best offensive tackle could suit up for them next season.
During his press conference, Rivera discussed wanting guys who want to be here and veteran leaders who can help set the example for the team. Williams would fit the bill there…if he’s willing to return to Washington.
In all likelihood, Rivera will want to talk to Williams and gauge where he’s at early in the offseason. If the two feel that they can trust each other, perhaps Williams will come back. But if not, the two will have to find a mutually beneficial solution to this standoff.
This could end in a few different ways. The Redskins could convince Williams to come back and play out the final year of his contract. Williams also could ask for an extension and the Redskins could grant that to ensure they have his services for at least a couple years instead of one. Or, Williams could ask to be traded and the Redskins could comply.
No matter what happens, the Redskins should walk out with a resource. It will either be a starting left tackle or something along the lines of a second-round pick and an early Day 3 pick. Rivera just has to help figure out which path is the best and the team should certainly try to do that before free agency begins.