So it’s the Philadelphia Eagles who end up winning the Nnamdi Asomugha bidding. The fact that no one saw this coming says something about the Eagles ability to keep their decisions internalized.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the deal is for five-years and $60 million deal, with $25 million guaranteed.
That’s actually not as much as we would have thought considering that Charles Johnson netted a six-year deal worth $76 million and a $30 million signing bonus. Then again Nnamdi is also four years older than Johnson is but when you consider that Asomugha’s deal is just slightly more than Asante Samuels deal from a few years ago, it seems like somewhat of a relative bargain for Philly.
Obviously it’s a surprise that the Jets and Cowboys didn’t land him because of the speculation leading up to his decision but it may have more to do with Nnamdi’s preference than the offers that were presented to him.
The Eagles now have three great options at cornerback: Asomugha, Samuel and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Andy Reid and company intend on getting much farther than they did last season but the addition of Asomugha will bring on plenty expectations.