Have you ever heard the term piling on? Well, witness it for yourself as NFL.com takes down the NFC East’s own Washington Redskins and Albert Haynesworth as OFFICIALLY the worst free agency move ever.
NFL.com analysts are engaged in one of the most fantastic pile on posts of the modern era, only to be talking about THE worst free agency decisions of the modern era: The Redskins signing Albert Haynesworth to a $100 million, 7 year contract.
There were some great summations, but if you don’t mind — Pat Kirwin just NAILS it:
There are inevitably a number of players who get paid tons of money to leave one team and join another, with the teams signing them hopeful of gaining the same production that earned these players big contracts. In my mind, the worst move of the last 10 years has to be the Redskins deciding to pay Albert Haynesworth, whose behavior and lack of effort set back free agency and ultimately scared many teams about dropping that kind of money ($100 million, with $41 million guaranteed) on a player. I wonder how many free agents looking for a big pay day won’t see big money because of Haynesworth. He clearly looks like a guy who wanted a big deal with little intention to live up to the contract and, even worse, respect his new teammates.