Trent Williams sat out the entire 2019 season due to his fractured relationship with the Washington Redskins. Now that Ron River is running the show for the NFC East squad, he might convince the offensive tackle to play next year.
Washington's offensive line struggled mightily this past season without Williams. Not having the seven-time Pro Bowler also made life harder for rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who had an inconsistent season.
Fortunately for the Redskins, the latest update on Williams is encouraging. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Rivera touched base with Williams to see where his head is at.
Rapoport is reporting that Williams' conversation with Rivera was positive. The next step for the two sides is for them to schedule a visit in the near future, but for now this is a nice surprise for Washington.
This reason alone is why Rivera was considered a great hire for the Redskins. He's a well-respected figure that goes out of his way to build strong connections with his players.
If Washington brings back Williams for next season, the offensive line should be much improved compared to last year.
Williams is on the final year of his five-year deal worth $68 million. He could want a new contract before returning to Washington though.
We'll continue providing updates on Williams' situation with the Redskins.