NFL Network is counting down the 100 best NFL players in 2014 and Joe Haden’s name came up at 39. We’ll have to wait to see where he ranks among all the corners, but the man with his own island, Darrelle Revis, was named shortly after Haden at No. 37.
Joe Haden could have gone down as a cautionary tale. Haden was seemingly living a fast, young lifestyle and it caught up to him in 2012 when he faced a four-game suspension after testing positive for Adderall. Rather than allowing that to define him and set his trajectory, Haden seemed to respond positively. He instead settled his life down, got married and focused on football.
“I feel more comfortable now that everything is in place,” the Cleveland Browns cornerback said… “I’ve got a wife, a new home — it’s got a whole different feel. All I have to do now is go out there and do what I do and come home to a happy home.”
And as a reward for his good play, he’s been named the 39th best NFL player by NFL network. Oh and his giant contract extension isn’t bad either.
Haden is easily the most popular Cleveland Browns player. It’s nice to know that he’s making it so there’s nothing but good reasons for that.