Redskins’ Adrian Peterson calls team out over trade of Trent Williams

Adrian Peterson runs the ball against the New York Giants
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It stands to reason that numerous members of the Washington Redskins are not happy with their decision to trade future Hall of Fame tackle Trent Williams for pennies on the dollar back in April.

The seven-time Pro Bowl tackle was dealt to the San Francisco 49ers during the 2020 NFL Draft for a fifth-round pick last month and a third-round selection in the 2021 draft.

Fellow future Hall of Famer Adrian Petreson is the first high-profile Redskins player to speak publicly on the trade. To say he’s not happy would be an understatement.

“I didn’t like the trade,” Peterson told reporters on Thursday, via NBC Sports Washington. “I feel like Trent is the best offensive lineman in the game. I was hoping there would be some good ending to him and what the Redskins were dealing with. But I’m happy for him.”

Peterson’s outward frustration with the trade can be summed up by the fact that he’s good friends with Williams. Both starred at Oklahoma, they are both from the Houston area and own a gym together.

Even then, this has to be considered the overriding sentiment of Redskins players. They are set to rely on a young quarterback in that of Dwayne Haskins under center. Trading one of the best offensive tackles in NFL history, no matter the drama-filled backstory, can’t sit well with these players.