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The NFL is the most popular league in the US. Millions and millions of people watch every week, and follow their team’s activities between Sundays. As a result, when a GM makes a bad decision, everyone hears about it. As we approach the start of the 2012 NFL season, we thought it might be good time to look back on some of the biggest regrets across the NFL.
No. 5 is Randy Moss: No, not Minnesota Vikings Randy Moss, how about Oakland Raiders Randy Moss? Brutal, right? Oakland traded a top 10 pick for Moss, and his stay in the Bay Area was dreadful at best. Ironically, he finds himself right back in the Bay Area at the start of this season, fingers crossed, 49ers fans!
No. 4 is Chad Johnson: Has anyone ever had a rougher stretch of days than Johnson? It’s got to be up there as one of the worst. He was arrested, spent time in jail, got cut by the Miami Dolphins, had his reality show cancelled, and had his new wife file for a divorce. The regret: that the Dolphins ever approached him in the first place.
No. 3 is Albert Haynesworth: The big man was a dominant force for the Tennessee Titans. Worthy of big money, the Washington Redskins offered him a seven-year, $100 million contract with $41 million up front. After he made all that money on his past experience, Big Al called it a day and quit trying. Easy choice for the regrets list!
At No. 2 is Tim Tebow: He was an incredible player throughout his career at Florida, winning a Heisman while he was there. But it was a bit of a shock when Denver drafted him in the first round, as he was projected as a mid-third-rounder. That shock was only further confirmed when Denver sent him to New York in exchange for a water cooler.
No. 1 is Javon Walker: Walker was yet another regret for the Bay Area. And yes, it was the Raiders rather than the 49ers. Walker had a killer season for Denver in 2006 when he caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards. Hoping to add that production to their offense, the Raiders lured their rival’s receiver with a $55 million contract with $16 million guaranteed. In 2009, he had amassed zero yards. Moss was a tough one, but he definitely had at least a yard every year he played in Oakland.
So what do you think? Are there any bigger regrets out their for NFL teams than these? Let us know below!