To say the Philadelphia Eagles were one of the biggest disappointments of 2012 would be the understatement of the year considering they were considered Super Bowl contenders on paper–only to finish the season with a 4-12 record. Clearly, this team was in need of numerous changes both with the coaching staff and their roster, but one of the most interesting decisions could end up coming at the cornerback position with Nnamdi Asomugha.
The former Oakland Raiders cornerback joined the Eagles prior to the 2011 season and the one thing that has stood out the most since then is Asomugha just hasn’t been a good fit in the Eagles’ defense. Many believed Philadelphia overpaid for Asomugha with such a hefty contract and now–it appears he’ll receive an ultimatum from the team if he wants to dress in green for the 2013 season.
Apparently, the Eagles have told Asomugha he will be cut if he doesn’t restructure his contract and with the way things have gone the last two seasons–this only seems fair for both parties. Even though he’s guaranteed to make $4 million whether he’s in Philadelphia or not next season, Asomugha is scheduled to make $15 million in 2013–which is way too much for the Eagles to be paying a player of Asomugha’s production over the last two seasons.
If Asomugha is a team player, he’ll do the right thing and accept a restructured deal considering he has nothing to defend himself with when it comes to be worth that type of money. Otherwise, it looks like Asomugha will be forced to find a new home for the 2013 season–which may not be the worst thing in the world for Philadelphia.
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