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Top 5 Worst NFL Free Agent Signings of All Time

The NFL free agency period can be an exciting time, filled with hope for fans and players alike. Sometimes, however, the big signings don't pan out the way teams hoped they would. In this post, we'll take a look at the top 5 worst NFL free agent signings of all time.



#1: Albert Haynesworth - Washington Redskins (2009) In 2009, the Washington Redskins made a splash by signing defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth to a massive seven-year, $100 million deal. Unfortunately for the team, Haynesworth failed to live up to expectations, both on and off the field. He clashed with coaches and teammates, was out of shape, and ultimately only played two seasons with the Redskins before being traded.




#2: Brock Osweiler - Houston Texans (2016) In 2016, the Houston Texans hoped they had found their franchise quarterback in Brock Osweiler. They signed him to a four-year, $72 million deal, but Osweiler struggled mightily in his lone season with the team, throwing more interceptions than touchdowns and eventually losing his starting job.




#3: Javon Walker - Oakland Raiders (2008) In 2008, the Oakland Raiders signed receiver Javon Walker to a six-year, $55 million contract, hoping he would provide a much-needed spark to their offense. Unfortunately for the team, Walker only played in eight games in two seasons with the Raiders, never recording more than 196 yards in a single season.




#4: Nnamdi Asomugha - Philadelphia Eagles (2011) In 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year, $60 million deal, hoping he would become the centerpiece of their defense. However, Asomugha struggled to adjust to the Eagles' defensive scheme and was eventually released after just two seasons with the team.




#5: Mike Glennon - Chicago Bears (2017) In 2017, the Chicago Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million deal. However, Glennon struggled in his four games as the team's starter, throwing more interceptions than touchdowns and eventually losing his job to rookie Mitchell Trubisky.



In conclusion, these top 5 worst NFL free agent signings of all time serve as a reminder that big-money deals don't always work out. Teams have to be careful when signing players, as the wrong signing can set a franchise back for years.




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