Should New York Jets Pursue Nnamdi Asomugha?

By Stephen Conway
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With the release of Nnamdi Asomugha after two subpar seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, should the New York Jets pick up the All-Pro corner?

Asomugha had three consecutive All-Pro and Pro Bowl seasons, and was expected to be the face of the Eagles franchise, as at the time the Eagles picked him up he was regarded as one of the NFL’s premiere cornerbacks.

The Jets appear to be a little thin at corner if they decide to trade Darrelle Revis, which all reports lead to them doing. If that’s the case, the Jets are only left with two legitimate corners, Antonio Cromartie, and Kyle Wilson. Cromartie had a spectacular season, and really proved that he can be a number one corner in the league. Wilson, two-year man out of Boise State, really has not shown much in the years that he has been with the Jets. Regardless, they need to bring in a corner, whether it is during the draft, or in free agency.

The Jets were actively pursuing Asomugha in the summer of 2011 to pair him up with Revis. Things didn’t work out then, as Asomugha went to the Eagles, but he could find himself with the gang green this upcoming season.

Asomugha has a really big ego which doesn’t match up with his success on the field, at least as of late. But he is a veteran corner that has proven that he can play in the league. It may be interesting to see if the Jets will pursue him.

Now whether or not the Jets have the money is a different story, and there are some setbacks and risks if you do sign Asomugha, but if he can somehow play to the level that he did earlier in his career he’ll be a steal in free agency.

Stephen Conway is a New York Jets writer for
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