Haynesworth seriously tarnished his legacy after he joined Washington as a free agent. He developed a reputation for being one of the NFL’s top defensive players during his time with the Titans. Washington decided that his veteran skills and guile were worthy of a $100 million contract (via The U.S. Sun).
The Buccaneers offered him $135 million but he had more guaranteed cash in the capital. However, Haynesworth lost all motivation after he signed the deal. He ballooned up in weight and became one of the league’s laziest players. Finally, after joining the highest bidder, he became one of the worst signings ever.