For once, DeAngelo Hall isn’t sure what to say. He rubs one hand over his supple black beard, stares off into the distance, and, after a few beats, finally shakes his head. “It’s weird I’m in Week 16 and I really haven’t had that conversation with myself,” the veteran safety says. The Washington Redskins’ season is quickly coming to a close, yet Hall isn’t sure if Sunday’s matchup with Denver will be his last home game with the franchise. Nor does he know if their season finale against the New York Giants on New Year’s Eve will mark his final week with the burgundy and gold. In a locker room littered with young talent still finding its way on an ever-changing roster, the 34-year-old Hall is the old sage positioned at the entrance of the room — equal parts professor, talent evaluator and calming spirit. But at his core, he’s a baller. The married father of six has openly expressed an interest in eventually transitioning to the Redskins’ front office, even sharing his vision of a potential personnel gig with team president Bruce Allen. “I want to be a [general manager]. If John Lynch can do it, I can do it,” Hall said, referring to the former NFL defensive back turned broadcaster who became the San Francisco 49ers’ GM last offseason despite glaring inexperience. “I’ve probably made more football decisions and moves and sat in more meetings than John Lynch had before he got that job. And the people who sat in the meetings with me know. “But I’ve got a couple other things going,” he adds, flashing a smile. “Hell, I might put a group together too, opposite Diddy, and go buy the [Carolina] Panthers.” Hall has options. But football keeps calling him.
With two games left, DeAngelo Hall uncertain what future holds with Redskins, NFL
Washington Post | Dec 22