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Haynesworth's $32 million


(By Jonathan Newton - TWP)


Over the extent of his glorious tenure with the Redskins, Albert Haynesworth earned approximately $32 million: $11 million of salary in 2009, and that recent $21 million roster bonus. If you break that down a little further, you realize that all these complaints about the man are the height of injustice, and that the dude actually was paid very modestly.

And so, in light of his recent request to be traded....

Snaps

Pro Football Focus calculated that Haynesworth was on the field for 575 snaps in 2009. That means he made just $55,562 per snap. The 2008 median household income, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, was $52,029. (Though in the District, it was $57,936.)

Tackles

Haynesworth finished the 2009 campaign with 37 tackles. That means he earned $864,865 per tackle. When Phil Simms led the Giants to the Super Bowl XXI championship, he earned a base salary of $650,000, according to the New York Times. The losing quarterback in that Super Bowl, John Elway, had a base salary of $900,000. Washington's Jay Schroeder made $404,000 that season, including all of his bonuses and incentives.

Games

Haynesworth suited up for 12 Redskins games in 2009. That means he earned $2,666,667 per game. The most valuable baseball card in history, the Gretzky T206 Honus Wagner, recently sold to a collector for $2.8 million.

Sacks

Haynesworth's role was not solely to pressure the quarterback himself, but still, it's worth noting that he recorded four sacks in 2009. That means he earned $8 million per sack. The town of Strasburg, Va., a 6,200-person hamlet in the northern Shenandoah Valley, has an annual budget of about $9.4 million.

Unclear whether those 6,200 people collectively outweigh Haynesworth or not.

Oh, one more thing, from Haynesworth's agent:

"It is not an organization that Albert would have ever been attracted to just a short year ago - regardless of the money," Chad Speck told Jason Reid.

Yeah. Regardless of the money.

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2010; 9:58 PM ET
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Comments

Nice work, Dan. You forgot to mention the $764,318 per "kneel down" in between plays, or the $34,223 per oxygen tank. The Haynesworth "era" (or should I say, "error") is over.

Posted by: SuperSkin | June 15, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

It's not necessarily over SuperSkin. Just because a player wants out doesn't equate to the end of his tenure. Seen this story unfold a number of different ways over the years and it's premature to assume there isn't a chance he'll remain with the team in 2010. In fact, I don't even know if that's the most likely scenario even after today's news.

As a Redskins fan, I certainly hope something can be worked out where he will remain with the team and be happy in his role. I would hate to waste that kind of money and not get more than 1 season out of him. And I'd hate to see regression in players like Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo without a monster in the middle of the D-line opening up passrushing lanes.

But we shall see.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 15, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse


$nyder = HA HA HA HA!!!!

That's right season ticket holders. That's $nyder laughing all the way to the bank with your money. Don't take it from me though, I just spew hatered. Most folks that tell it like it is are accused of just that. Not another penny!!!

Posted by: hessone | June 15, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

oh Well it's just money right Danny
. After reading that article from j Reid I'm wondering what poison Dan mite have feed al.
But he and his agent are retarded for thinking things would stay the same I mean Jim zorn was the hc?

Posted by: EagerYeager | June 15, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

The Nationals have a bright future ahead, The Wizards might just, too. The Capitals are the most dominant team on offense in hockey. Hell, DC United just beat AC Milan. Georgetown and Maryland have reached Final Fours and won national championships within the last decade and even George Mason has built the gold standard for mid-major programs.

The Redskins have an offseason where they bring in an over-the-hill coach whose glory years are behind him (AGAIN), largely neglect the offensive line (AGAIN), swap one quarterback for another quarterback who put up similar numbers to the guy who was here last year (but is 5 years older, and cost another draft pick), address the problem of the burned-out locker room cancer running back by bringing in multiple burned-out locker room cancer running backs, and have this all take place while the most talented - and most overpaid - player on the team demands a trade. And yet, this is the team that our overall emotional stability hinges on as DC sports fans.

Enough is enough. The Lebron James on pitching now calls Nationals Park is home. He is soon to be joined by the Lebron James of hitting. The man who built the best team in the NHL now owns the Wizards, and he has the #1 pick, and he has plenty of cap space to bring in a true franchise player. The Caps, well, let's just see what happens next year when they have that enormous chip on their shoulder.

These other teams actually provide us with hope. The Redskins can only sell it. And the longer that Snyder owns this team, the more the Burgundy and Gold look like Rust and Pyrite. In 10 years, this team has gone from Schottenheimer, Old Jeff George, and Bruce Smith; to Gibbs II, Old Mark Brunell, and Adam Archuletta; to Shanahan, Old Donovan McNabb, and Albert Haynesworth. The only thing that has really changed is the price of the tickets - and parking.

It's time for our city's abusive relationship with this team to end. We've been the Tina to Snyder's Ike Turner for way too long. We'll always love the 'Skins. But what's love, but a second-hand emotion, anyway?...

Holy sh*t, is really 2:07 in the morning?

Posted by: jmorrisa | June 16, 2010 2:07 AM | Report abuse

You really need to get some sleep jmorrisa...

The Redskins drafted an offensive lineman in the first round for the first time in how long?

Any ideas that the Redskins could dig out of their hole in just one off season is foolish and quite frankly, the way the franchise used to do business.

Posted by: CapsNut | June 16, 2010 5:27 AM | Report abuse

We can't really blame Haynesworth. He took the money and ran, albeit not very fast. The Redskins are the culprit here. Just another dumb personnel acquisition by a team that has turned this dubious honor into an art form.

Posted by: laud001 | June 16, 2010 5:44 AM | Report abuse

This is coming from a non-Skins fan, but I think Haynesworth holding out might be the best thing for the team. It's the only way to get back some of the money paid to him. You fine him for every missed mandatory practice, then if he holds out all year, you get a pro-rated portion of his bonus back.

Posted by: mikepcfl | June 16, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

jmorrisa KEEP THE TRUTH GOING..

Yes, this team could have turned it around in one year they have many of the parts to make a run but you don't help your self when you pick one offensive linemen when you could have picked at lest three linemen. Dumb @#$

Any team in the league would be happy to have Haynesworth NO not the Redskins.
Idoits!

Posted by: shamken | June 16, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

To hell with albert aintsworth. Dan made the mistake, but it seems like this isn't the place to get the money and run anymore. If you are thinking of letting him go or trading him then you are living with letting him have the money this year. So why not make him stay and be unhappy sitting on the bench and not make any more incentive money if there is any to make. Al will try to be disruptive to the team, but he wouldn't attend any meetings or practices he would just suit up on sundays and sit on the sideline. His next move will be to fake an injury. Good stick his fat lazy a$$ on the injury reserve list and see his a$$ next offseason and cut him before the next bonus is due or season begans. He'll be unhappy he didn't play this year. He'll be a year older and without any recent game tapes. He might not give money back but everyone will get the message that this isn't the place for that anymore.

Posted by: Hackersk | June 16, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

The gross domestic product of Tuvalu, a sovereign nation in the Pacific and a member of the United Nations, is only $14 million per year.

Posted by: wbbradb | June 16, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

speaking as a Giants fan...HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Posted by: underboss | June 16, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Yes, this team could have turned it around in one year they have many of the parts to make a run but you don't help your self when you pick one offensive linemen when you could have picked at lest three linemen. Dumb @#$

Posted by: shamken | June 16, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

We picked more than "one" offensive linemen in the draft. Not to mention we signed more than "one" o-linemen in free agency as well.

Folks, if you don't know what the h*ll you're talking about don't feel compelled to comment.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 16, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

He can try to become a distraction, but it seems to me that the team and coached are united against this guy. They've been dealing with it all offseason and now that he's further made himself look like an ass, it simply makes the Skins front office look better taking a hard stance against this type of behavior.

The man is supposed to be a highly paid professional, not some punk college kid who's upset the coach who recruited him has left. When Darnell Dockett says your a punk...

Posted by: dustinmfox1 | June 16, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Nah, you just paid him $32x4. You've got to decide how much each of those are worth relative to each other. Wacky English major fuzzy math.

Posted by: WorstSeat | June 16, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Snyder and cerrator are the real idiots and the midget will never learn. Keep rooting for the 'Skins with this maniac as the owner.

Posted by: mofares | June 16, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Since the $21 million they paid him in April was an advance toward this season, it seems Washington has the legal right to sue Haynesworth for that money, after they suspend him without pay for insubordination. Since the other players are trashing Haynesworth, suing him would not seem to scare off future free agents either. Everyone sees he is a "special case."

Posted by: kauf5413 | June 16, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

He can try to become a distraction, but it seems to me that the team and coached are united against this guy. They've been dealing with it all offseason and now that he's further made himself look like an ass, it simply makes the Skins front office look better taking a hard stance against this type of behavior.

The man is supposed to be a highly paid professional, not some punk college kid who's upset the coach who recruited him has left. When Darnell Dockett says your a punk...

Posted by: dustinmfox1 | June 16, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

You really need to get some sleep jmorrisa...

The Redskins drafted an offensive lineman in the first round for the first time in how long?

Any ideas that the Redskins could dig out of their hole in just one off season is foolish and quite frankly, the way the franchise used to do business.

Posted by: CapsNut | June 16, 2010 5:27 AM | Report abuse

I'd be the first to tell you that this team needs to rebuild rather than reload. With the exception of picking Trent Williams, which was a no brainer since Samuels has retired, the 'Skins have once again gone the route of reloading. You don't trade draft picks for a quarterback who is near the end of his career and call it rebuilding. The Redskins should be the team shipping off veterans for draft picks. That didn't happen this offseason. The only player they seem interested in trading is the guy who is hardest to trade because the player's contract - much like the player himself - is too big to move.

I wanted to get excited about this team. I wanted to get excited about Shanahan/Allen. But I also wanted to see some moves being made that indicated that the new brain trust was investing in the long-term future of this team. That's not what I've seen.

Posted by: jmorrisa | June 16, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The guy has been called the most dominant defender in football.

The Skins would be lucky to get a third round pick for him.

If I were Snyder I would pay out every last penny of his contract just ensure he never plays another down of football for the rest of his life.

Posted by: skins91r | June 17, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Most successful coaches mold the system to the players they've got, not try to mold the players to the system. As far as Haslett goes, his career is just above mediocre: http://www.redskins.com/gen/coaches/Jim_Haslett.jsp

Posted by: edwcorey | June 17, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

"...I just spew hatered. Most folks that tell it like it is are accused of just that...!"

Posted by: hessone | June 15, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse


But not all folks who "spew hatered" are telling it like it is. Think about that for a bit.

Posted by: GoTeamGoTeamGooooooTeamYay | June 18, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Don't trade him... let him sit and just keep fining him... don't pay him a goddam cent. Let him rot his fat #@$#!!!

Posted by: massiveBrains | June 18, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

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