Well, speculation about this should be no surprise.
With All-Pro nose tackle Kris Jenkins shelved for the year with a knee injury, speculation quickly turned to whether the Jets would pursue a trade with the Washington Redskins for talented but troubled Pro Bowl tackle Albert Haynesworth.
NFL Network inside Jason La Canfora checked in on the subject on Tuesday, calling it doubtful. Actually, La Canfora said he’d be both “surprised” and “shocked.” So that’s comfortably being categorized as doubtful, for now.
Looking at compensation, it’s widely believed the Redskins have been seeking a second-round pick in return for Haynesworth. La Canfora believes the Redskins won’t get more than a fourth- or fifth-round pick for the two-time first-team All Pro.
Given Haynesworth’s reluctance to play in the Redskins’ 3-4 defense, there’s little reason to believe there’s a fit with the Jets, who run a base 3-4 but often use different packages. Beyond the reported $16 million due over the final three seasons of Haynesworth’s current contract, a prospective team must consider adding his personality to its locker room.
So, it does not look likely. It is, however, a question that had to be asked.