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

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What did Minnesota offer?

To part ways with Trent Williams, the Redskins had reportedly made it known that they wanted to at least receive a second-round draft pick in return.

For someone who is 31-years-old, didn’t play a snap last season, and is looking for a new contract, Washington quickly found out that a second-round pick was going to be hard to come by in a trade for their left tackle.

The Vikings’ initial offer to the Redskins for Williams was a Day 3 draft pick according to ESPN. Then after the Browns and Jets both drafted offensive tackles in the first round, ESPN reported that Minnesota increased their offer to a pair of Day 3 selections last Friday.

If the Vikings were able to convince Washington to trade them Williams, Minnesota was likely going to sign him to an extension according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

So a deal was on the table and the left tackle was going to get a new lucrative contract like he had been hoping for. What could’ve possibly stopped this from happening?