Report: 'There's a feeling' that Patriots are in trade discussions for Redskins OT Trent Williams
As a team that has a recovering left tackle and no depth behind either offensive tackle position, the New England Patriots may reportedly be in trade discussions with the Washington Redskins to acquire OT Trent Williams.
According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, a source told him the Redskins are in trade discussions regarding Williams, and "there's a feeling around the league" that New England could be involved in those discussions.
Williams is currently a holdout from training camp because of contract disputes with the Redskins organization and his frustration with the Redskins' medical staff over the way they handled his cancer scare last season.
Because of his age (31) and how elite he is at the position, Williams would likely garner a second-round pick from a trade suitor who is looking to bolster at the position.
If New England is going make another championship run this season, they need to keep their offensive line stable so Tom Brady can stay upright in the pocket, and the backfield can run effectively like they did last season.
The asking price may be too much, especially when the team acquiring Williams knows they will have to give him a new contract as well. It doesn't seem like a trade that the Patriots organization would go for. But if they do make the trade, it would highlight some growing concerns regarding Isaiah Wynn's development and what the future holds for New England at left tackle.