The agent for disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams said his client’s trade request from the Washington Redskins isn’t about money, blasting reports that suggested the Pro Bowler wanting $20 million per year as “totally false.”
Appearing on 106.7 The Fan, Vince Taylor, Williams‘ agent, suggested the Redskins were asking for compensation that was “totally absurd.” Taylor appeared on the radio station Thursday, two days after he sent a statement to reporters that demanded Williams‘ trade or release from Washington.
“The contract has never been the holdup,” Taylor said.
“Ron, in essence, wanted him to prove himself. ‘Prove yourself,’” Taylor said. “And then the nostalgia of everything that has happened, he realized that there’s no relationship here. It’s better for us to part ways.”
Williams first demanded a trade last June over a dispute with the team related to his contract and the medical staff’s handling of a cancerous tumor on the 31-year-old’s scalp.
“Upon leaving the combine, the Redskins had not gotten one offer that they could bring to Trent and I so that I could negotiate our side,” Taylor said.”I had teams call me – and I won’t call them out – I had two teams call me that said, ‘Those guys do not know what they’re doing.’ Their ask is outrageous.”
The Redskins are reportedly asking for a second-round pick or a package that would be of equal value, say a combination of picks or a pick and a player.
“The compensation that they were asking for was totally absurd,” Taylor said. “And I had two teams call to tell me that.”
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