2020-03-10

Report: Trent Williams Is Seeking 'Quarterback Money'

Trent Williams is asking for ‘quarterback money' in his next contract, MMQB's Albert Breer reported on Monday.

Washington Redskins allowed Williams to seek a trade, after the two parties reached an impasse when the All-Pro left tackle, "was asking for quarterback money,” Breer writes.

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Williams, 31, expressed relief moving forward after a year-long dispute between him and the club.

"I'm just happy this situation seems to be heading towards an end, ” Williams told ESPN.com's John Keim, via text message.

Williams sat out last season following a dispute with team doctors after misdiagnosed cancerous tumor on his scalp, he alleges.

Veteran head coach Ron Riveria, hired in January, was brought in to turnaround the troubled franchise and rebuild trust between the club and their most talented player.

Williams, who turns 32 this summer, is entering the final season of an expiring 5-year, $68M contract.

He is reportedly seeking north of $20M annually, sources told Keim.

Such a contract would make him the highest-earning tackle annually, $2M more than former Sooner Lane Johnson, the league's highest-earning tackle, who signed a 4-year, $72M contract with Philadelphia Eagles, last season.

Washington, although, wants ‘fair’ compensation in-exchange for Williams, NFL Network's Ian Rapopport reported on Friday.

The asking price: a first-round draft pick, Keim says.

Demands by Williams, Washington will limit any potential trading partners, one such suitor, who was believed to have interest was Cleveland Browns.

However, they are unlikely to surrender their tenth overall pick in April's NFL Draft, Cleveland beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot, said via Redskins Talk Podcast.

The league’s new calendar year begins March 18.

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