“You’re not going to remember Albert Haynesworth as a bust.” – Albert Haynesworth, speaking of himself in third person after signing a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins as a free agent, February 28, 2009.
Fast forward two and a half years, $41 million in guaranteed money and a training camp holdout later and that’s exactly where Albert Haynesworth finds himself this morning.
The Washington Redskins, who tried to get “fair value” for Haynesworth via trade for the past year, shipped him to the New England Patriots for a junior in college who might not make it in the NFL – also known as a 2013 fifth-round draft pick.
Not only will I remember Haynesworth as a bust, I’ll also remember him as a quitter thanks to this clip posted on YouTube late last season.
I have no idea what the Patriots see in Haynesworth but hey, it’s not my team’s problem to deal with.