The New England Patriots have had plenty of questions this offseason regarding the offensive line. The team has seen multiple options retire rather than continue with New England, and has wondered about the health of last years top draft pick Isaiah Wynn, who is coming back from a torn Achilles’ tendon.
We had speculated that the Patriots could be looking for help on the OL, especially at LT, and that Redskins standout and holdout Trent Williams could be in the mix for them as a trade possibility.
And now we think we know that the Pats did in fact go to Washington and were willing to give up a first-round pick in 2020 for Williams, but Washington declined.
Kevin Sheehan: The Patriots Were Willing To Offer Their 2020 1st Round For Trent Williams https://t.co/CM0dmYEsIp pic.twitter.com/bxS27OfGTy
You can listen to the audio above for some of the latest on the deal and what it may take to get Williams from Washington.
So why do we say that we think we know? Because NFL expert Ian Rapoport had this to say:
From what I understand, this is false. “Unequivocally not true” was the precise wording. So, carry on https://t.co/2S91yATSPX
We’ll have more today on ‘The Huddle’ from 3-6 PM.