Houston Texans should stay on the sidelines in the possible bidding war that could occur with Washington Redskins disgruntled left tackle, Trent Williams.
According to CBS reporter Jason La Canfora, Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams has requested a trade after growing unsatisfaction with how his medical situation was handled internally last season. With the possibility of Williams being available, it would make sense for the Houston Texans to throw their name in the hat and inquire of what it would it cost to potentially acquire him.
Aside from the obvious need, the Texans have had since at left tackle since trading Duane Brown to the Seattle Seahawks for draft compensation. Texans have needed an upgrade at the blindside after finding their franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson, but it doesn’t make sense for the long term future to trade for Williams.
As unfathomable as it may seem to not want to bring the Texas native home that has impressive accolades that include seven-time Pro Bowl selection since 2012 and recognized as a second-team All-Pro selection in 2015. It doesn’t bode well for the short or long term for the Texans.
With one year remaining in his contract after this season, the Texans would have to work a new contract with Williams while also having a lot of their own players hitting free agency in the next couple of seasons. General manager Brian Gaine would have to be comfortable dealing with his history of injuries, and dish out draft picks to cover his worth since he is considered one of the better tackles in the NFL.
In all unlikelihood that the Texans acquire him, it would take valuable reps from developing young players such as Tytus Howard. He was drafted in the first two rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft and is considered to be one of the starting tackles in Gaine’s long term plan along with Max Scharping.
Williams could be an impactful player with the Texans, but it would be important to consider at what cost. Washington has no obligations to concede to any player’s demands and won’t let him walk for pennies on the dollar. Texans would rather benefit in developing the young talent they drafted at the fraction of the cost and work out contract extensions with their current crop of players that are due new deals in the future like Jadeveon Clowney, D.J. Reader, and Whitney Mercilus.