That’s too much for Cleveland! Trent Williams too pricey for Browns
By Greg Newland
The Cleveland Browns appeared interested in Trent Williams during the 2019 season. Will they still have interest this off-season knowing his cost?
We knew the price would be high, but reports have come out that Trent Williams will be seeking a contract extension that will pay $20 million annually once traded. Are Cleveland Browns fans okay forking out that much money to the proven veteran, with a history of injuries?
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The NFL free agency rumors have started out slow in 2020 as teams are sitting back waiting on CBA negotiations to finalize. However, the one name in the trade market once again is Trent Williams. Is Andrew Berry ready to finally pull the trigger on his first blockbuster deal?
All Browns fans remember the rumblings last year as John Dorsey appeared hell-bent to bring the All-Pro to Cleveland as the savior at tackle. While the trade never came to fruition in 2019, the iron appears to be hot once again this off-season. It’s true his services are much needed in Cleveland, but it may be time to take the pan off the stove on this one, as $20 million per year is just too much.
Good news — the Redskins will have little leverage in the Williams situation, as he has made it clear he wants out. New head coach Ron Rivera is known for his “no bull” mentality which makes the departure that much more likely. While the Redskins were hopeful the change of scenery would sway Williams to want to stay, the damage was just too much to overcome.
The biggest question that no one knows the answer to is, what does Washington want? The Browns will have a lot to mull over as the new season approaches.