Redskins’ HC Ron Rivera on Trent Williams: “He’s Still Our Guy”

Trent Williams with Redskins in 2017. Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/Shutterstock

Washington Redskins’ Trent Williams hasn’t played a single game in 2019 due to conflict with the organization and he seemed determined to leave the franchise as soon as possible. However, after Redskins went through an overhauled and hired Ron Rivera as their new coach, they are willing to try and make amends with their star tackle.

Rivera recently had an interview with Larry Michael of Redskins Nation, during which he said that he would love to have Williams on his team in 2020.

“We got to get Trent in, we got to sit him down, see where he is, see how he is, healthwise too. We have not really had the contact we need to have to know,” said Rivera.

Williams decided to hold out at the beginning of the 2019 NFL season after he was misdiagnosed by Redskins’ medical staff. The 31-year-old demanded to be traded, something that Redskins strongly opposed at the time. After failing to force his way out of Washington, Williams reported to the team but he didn’t return to action. Instead, he ended up being placed on the non-football injury list and remained away from the team for the rest of the season.

All of this, however, doesn’t seem to bother Rivera all that much as he is determined to have his best players available to him as he attempts to change Redskins’ bad luck.

“He’s still our guy,” Rivera added.

Trent Williams has been with the Redskins his entire career, making his NFL debut in 2010. Since then, Williams played 120 games, made it to Pro Bowl seven consecutive times, and earned Second-team All-Pro honors in 2015.