At 0-5 on the season and immediately following the firing of head coach Jay Gruden, some figure that the Washington Redskins might want to blow this whole thing up.
That’s apparently not going to start with embattled team president Bruce Allen, who was involved in the decision-making process to fire Gruden.
It also now appears that trading holdout left tackle Trent Williams is not in the cards ahead of the deadline later this month.
“No, not at this time,” Allen said when asked if the team planned on trading Williams, via ESPN’s John Keim. Allen also noted that Washington has had “no dialogue with any other team.”
A seven-time Pro Bowler, Williams held out of the entire off-season program and has been absent from the first five games. He not only wants a new contract, but is upset about how the Redskins handled a medical emergency last season.
The 31-year-old Williams has continually indicated that he has no interest in ever suiting up for the Redskins again. For his part, Allen talked to the franchise left tackle a couple weeks ago and told Williams that he’ll have to sit out the season before Washington entertains trade offers in January.
At this point, it makes absolutely no sense for the Skins to hang on to Williams. He’s made his stance clear. Unfortunately, Washington’s front office continues to fail at every turn.
Expecting Allen and Co. to handle this situation in the best possible way is akin to buying waterfront property in Kansas off the Internet.