RICHMOND, Va. -- Trent Williams didn't want to stay in Washington and the Washington Redskins were looking for value in return for the offensive lineman. In the end, both parties won.
Washington agreed to trade the seven-time pro-bowler to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 5th round pick in this year's draft and a 3rd round pick in the 2021 draft.
Williams sat out the entire 2019 season after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on his scalp.
The relationship between he and the Redskins front office, more specifically former team president Bruce Allen, was never the same.
"I guess nobody took the time to actually realize, try to see what was really going on there," he told reporters at Redskins Park last season. Williams would go on to say there was no trust with the front office.
Williams will be reunited with 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan, who was the Redskins Offensive Coordinator when the team drafted Williams out of Oklahoma in 2010.