21. Redskins Nine-Figure Deal To Albert Haynesworth  

Dumbass Move By: Daniel Snyder and the Washington Redskins
Date
: 2/27/2009
The contract year performance. All GMs fall victim to the allure of an athlete that puts up great numbers the season before their current deal comes to an end. But no one falls for it quite like Redskins' decision maker, Daniel Snyder. In an effort to trump all his other idiotic choices in the past, Snyder rewarded defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth with a 7-year, $100 million contract after he recorded a career-high 8 1/2 sacks during the 2008 season. After two unproductive years in Washington where Haynesworth had only 6 1/2 sacks, the 'Skins ended up releasing him and shelling out nearly $36 million to get him off the team. When a team would rather throw away that much money than see your mug in the locker room again, that should tell ya something.