Why didn’t the Vikings end up landing Trent Williams from the Redskins?

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After weeks of rumors swirling about the Minnesota Vikings interest in acquiring Trent Williams, the left tackle ended up getting traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

If anyone has been keeping up with any of the rumors surrounding the Minnesota Vikings this offseason, then most should be pretty aware of the interest they had in acquiring Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins.

Williams had expressed his lack of desire to continue playing for the Redskins, so the team put him on the trade block. In exchange for their talented left tackle, Washington was reportedly looking to land a second-round pick.

Despite the asking price, the Vikings were one of the teams who showed the most interest in trading for Williams during the last few weeks along with the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers.

After the Browns and Jets both selected offensive tackles in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Minnesota appeared to be the favorite to acquire Williams. However, that’s not how it worked out and the veteran left tackle is now a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

So how did a trade for Williams, something that seemed so close to happening, end up falling through for the Vikings?