The New York Jets could pull the trigger on a Le’Veon Bell for Trent Williams swap. Here are all the details and what it all means.
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report recently wrote a column predicting the boldest roster moves for the 2020 offseason and provided an interesting possibility for both teams.
Here’s the deal.
Bell had a terrible 2019 season with career-lows in 3.2 yards per carry, four total touchdowns, and just never seemed comfortable.
The offensive line didn’t do him many favors as they ranked 31st in run blocking, per Football Outsiders.
While Trent Williams had a horrible 2019 for completely different reasons. Trent has been at odds with the Redskins since his cancer tumor debacle that was misdiagnosed by the team’s doctors.
A simple solution as Moton notes in the Bleacher Report piece could be flipping Bell to the Redskins along with a “day two” pick in exchange for the All-Pro offensive tackle Trent Williams.
While Le’Veon is talented, the team misused him in 2019 and the chances they’ll suddenly figure out how this offseason seems slim. So why not trade him and one of your “extra” third-round picks to fill a massive need for the team.
Both of the team’s offensive tackles are pending free agents in Kelvin Beachum and Brandon Shell. By acquiring Trent, you’d immediately plug Sam Darnold’s blindside with one of the best left tackles in football.
While Trent is 31 years old (will be 32 by the start of the 2020 season), he can still solve things in the short term. This will provide the Jets time to find a long-term solution while protecting their franchise quarterback in the meantime.
On the Redskins side of things, they need running back help: Adrian Peterson is 100 years old and their younger option Derrius Guice can’t stay healthy (has only played in five games in two years).
To acquire Bell who is still an All-Pro talent, despite what he showed with the Jets in 2019 would provide the Washington offense with a huge facelift.