The Washington Redskins have finally found a taker for Trent Williams. Ian Rapoport announced on Twitter on Saturday that the Redskins have agreed to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The deal was announced just minutes after the third day of the NFL Draft kicked off.
Rapoport says the 49ers have acquired Williams in exchange for their fifth-round pick this year and their third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The NFL insider pointed out the Minnesota Vikings had thought they could get a similar deal done on Friday, but that deal eventually fell through.
While various sources have said the deal was canceled for different reasons, Rapoport added one reason Williams is headed to San Francisco and not to Minnesota is the expectation of an extension. The Vikings were expected to offer a new contract to Williams. The 49ers are reportedly making this trade and offering up two draft picks for a one-year rental.
That doesn't mean there won't be some work done on Williams' contract. Adam Schefter tweeted out the 49ers are expected to rework the final year of the offensive lineman's contract. The ESPN NFL expert did add that Williams is expected to report and play for the 49ers this season. That would mean a return to the field for the first time since December of 2018.