In 2007 and 2008, Albert Haynesworth was a hands down All-Pro and Pro Bowl defensive tackle. In fact, just about everyone in the league considered him the most dominant at his position.
In that time he averaged about seven sacks and 36 tackles, as well as an equally impressive three fumble recoveries in 2008. But my how the mighty have fallen.
Ever since Haynesworth was traded and signed a blockbuster contract with the Redskins in 2009, things have been going downhill.
In 2009, the feared DT accumulated just four sacks and 27 tackles, a significant drop off from what fans and players alike had come to expect from the Tennessee product.
This sub par production was anything but what the Redskins needed after giving the big man a seven year, $100 million contract, with $41 million guaranteed.
Neither Haynesworth nor the Skins could take solace in a successful season either, as Washington finished an abysmal 4-12.
Haynesworth has openly criticized the 3-4 scheme and defensive coordinator Greg Blanche, and is asking for a trade after missing voluntary OTAs and now a couple mandatory mini-camp sessions.
In return, Washington is in the process of trying to get back the $21 million bonus given to Haynesworth about three months ago.
As it stands, this could be the worst trade the Redskins have ever endured ever since Dan Snyder was pining for Deion Sanders.
While a lot of this is well known all ready, the question that comes to mind now is should the Redskins give in to Haynesworth’s demands, would he even have create an interest at this point?
Odds are, the answer is yes, as there is always at least one coach in the league willing to give second, or maybe even third or fourth chances.
Let us take a look and see if there are really any matches out there for Big Al if the Redskins do decide to put him on the market.