The Redskins will roll into the 2020 season with about $48 million in salary-cap space. For a team that’s rebuilding after a terrible 2019 campaign, and will at least have a new head coach if not other significant front office changes, nearly $50 million in cap space should be appealing.
Here’s the thing, Washington can and should create much more room.
There is an easy five-step process to creating more than $40 million additional salary cap space. Here it goes (salary information via OvertheCap.com).
Trade or cut Trent Williams / $12.75M savings and $2M cap hit. One way or another, expect Trent Williams to be out of Washington in 2020. A contract holdout and medical scare turned nuclear in 2019 when the club refused to trade the disgruntled Pro Bowl tackle, and now after Williams finally broke his silence, the bridge is not only burnt but it’s completely disintegrated. Once the Redskins settle on a new coach and whatever changes, if any, occur in the front office are complete, trading Williams needs to be priority No. 1.