Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kerrigan has asked Washington to be traded
A report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter came out this morning the star defensive end Ryan Kerrigan has asked Washington for a trade:
Trade scuttlebutt from around the league before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline:https://t.co/MAzd8xIyvm
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2020
Washington is currently not interested in moving the Pro-Bowler before the Tuesday, 4:00 PM EST trade deadline. There are two reasons that this may be the case.
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First, Washington is going to be in a drop down, drag out fight for the terrible NFC East. With a defense that is going to be key in winning a division title, why would start shipping off pieces that would effect that goal.
Second, the trade value isn’t there. We have seen this before with Trent Williams–albeit under different circumstances. Washington is wanting to hold onto Kerrigan in a contract year, because the are not going to get the value they think he is worth. There is also an expectation that Kerrigan will sign a large enough contract as a free agent that Washington will receive a relatively high compensatory pick.
ESPN’s John Keim has also reported that “team’s haven’t been calling.”
Also: teams just haven’t been calling. https://t.co/piSNAwxWQO
— John Keim (@john_keim) November 1, 2020
Kerrigan broke the all-time Washington franchise sack record earlier this season passing legend Dexter Manley with a 2 sack performance against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.
Ryan has seen his playing time diminish with each game despite all of his success. Montez Sweat has started to breakout into a consistent game disruptor while standout rookie Chase Young continues to get better with each game.
One thing is for certain, Ryan Kerrigan has put in his time with an extremely dysfunctional organization. He will one day end up in the Ring of Honor with stories about his play handed down to each generation.
He has deserved better over the years. But, Kerrigan will likely have to wait a little longer.