Former Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams was plagued by injury early in his NFL career, which began with the Cincinnati Bengals by way of the first round of the 2019 draft.
The Bengals are reportedly open to trading Williams, but have been unable to find a suitor. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell chimes in to propose a mock trade between the Bengals and the New York Jets.
“This would be a swap of tackles who are out of favor with their current regimes. The Jets would send Mekhi Becton to the Bengals for Williams. Becton has played just one game over the past two seasons because of injuries and would require a lengthy physical, but he looked like a franchise left tackle in 2020. He would get a shot on the right side for Cincinnati, which is trying to get more physical up front.”
Sometimes a change in scenery is required for a player to shine. In this proposed trade, it would be a direct swap of tackles between the two AFC franchises.
Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Williams and other former Alabama players in the NFL as the 2023 offseason progresses.
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