Trent Williams has company on the Washington trading block, apparently.
The 27-year-old has had an interesting offseason. Dunbar requested a trade back in early February, per JP Finlay. Soon after, however, he tried to walk that request back. Yet a few days later, another report surfaced that he still wanted out.
The whole situation stems from the corner's unhappiness with his contract situation and has had a very Michael Scott in "Dinner Party" feel. It appears, though, that the Burgundy and Gold have decided enough is enough and are ready to move on from him.
One thing Ron Rivera has made very clear in his first few months as Redskins coach is that he wants players who are fully committed. Dunbar, like Williams, doesn't necessarily fit that mold with his current mindset. The improving defender may have a case - he stands to make slightly more than $3 million in 2020, none of which is guaranteed - but Rivera doesn't seem willing to hear that case.
A few minutes after PFT made the trade talks known, Dunbar posted these tweets:
for the record I'm 100% healthy my first 3 years I miss 3 games 2018 I work myself back from a injury the head trainer lied to me about and keep me away for getting it test out completely that lead to me playing additional games I shouldn't have played in I'm thankful I recover— Quinton Dunbar (@chosen1_47) March 22, 2020
thankful for new beginnings— Quinton Dunbar (@chosen1_47) March 22, 2020
The Redskins currently have seven picks for next month's draft, and if they're able to move Dunbar and Williams, figure to land a few more.
While it'd be a shame to move on from quality players like those two, it'd be understandable if Rivera preferred to limit the drama, start his tenure fresh and pick up as much draft capital as possible.
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The Redskins are now reportedly shopping Quinton Dunbar in trade talks originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington