For a two year period (2007 & 2008) Albert Haynesworth was considered the best Defensive Tackle in Football, though shortly after he would become one of the worst free agent signing in the game’s history. Perhaps his legacy has not been completely decided, but before his career fell apart (do to his own attitude and reduced conditioning, those last two years as a Tennessee Titan saw him cause havoc in the NFL.
It was not just because he infamously stomped an opponent (Dallas Cowboys, Andre Girode) in the head when his helmet was off. Haynesworth blossomed into an unstoppable defender who was a First Team All Pro twice. Had Haynesworth stayed focused, could he have found a place in Canton? Possibly, but as it stands now, it doesn’t look good.
The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Hartsville, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Eligible In 2017
Position: Defensive Tackle
Played for: Tennessee Titans Washington Redskins New England Patriots Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Drafted: 1st Round, 15th Overall in 2002
Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (2) (2007 & 2008) First Team All Pro Selection (2) (2007 & 2008) Super Bowl Rings (None)
Other Points of Note: None
Notable All Time Rankings: None
Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: None
Should Albert Haynesworth be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely, put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%