What would tackle Trent Williams add to the Vikings offensive line? A whole lot – Vikings Wire

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Tackle Trent Williams’ agent has demanded that the Redskins either trade or release his client, ESPN reported.

If that’s an indication that Williams is on the market, it makes a lot of sense for the Vikings to try and land him.

Williams is a seven-time Pro Bowler who could come in and start on the Vikings offensive line and make an immediate impact.

I think Williams would come in and start at left tackle, but that doesn’t mean Riley Reiff is out of a starting job.

Reiff could move to right guard, replacing Josh Kline, who had his contract terminated by the team. It’s tough to lose Kline, but here are some paths the Vikings can go down.

Per Pro Football Focus, Williams was the highest-rated Redskins player on offense three consecutive seasons from 2016-18, and in 2019 he didn’t play.

According to ESPN, Williams held out in 2019-20 after he said there was inadequate medical treatment involving a cancerous growth on his scalp. Later in the season, the Redskins failed him for his physical, per ESPN.

Washington eventually placed him on the reserve/non-football injury list after Williams was unable to play, due to helmet discomfort associated with the removed growth, NFL.com reported.

After years of consistency, Williams had a whirlwind 2019-20 under a team he seems to no longer trust. Williams has shown in the past that he’s good in pass protection, and that was something the Vikings offensive line struggled with in 2019-20, especially when the position group gave up a lot of pressure against Green Bay in Week 16 and the 49ers in the team’s playoff loss.

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