The San Francisco 49ers have made plenty of interesting moves this offseason, but it’s safe to say they may end up with one of the biggest steals if they can help Nnamdi Asomugha return to his old form after signing him to a one-year deal at a very low price. Asomugha is coming off two disappointing seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and while he claims that he has an even bigger chip on his shoulder than usual heading into the 2013 season–he has nobody to blame but himself for what happened in the City of Brotherly Love.
Philadelphia had high expectations for Asomugha when they signed him prior to the 2011 season as he was considered one of the top cornerbacks in the league, but he turned out to be nothing but a disappointment over the last two seasons. Sure, the argument can be made the Eagles’ defense has been nothing to brag about over the last two seasons, but there’s no question Asomugha could have done more during his short stint in Philadelphia.
And because of it–Asomugha is missing out on $15 million he could have made this season if the Eagles decided to keep him around.
With the amount of money the 49ers are paying Asomugha, this is certainly worth the low risk that could turn into a high reward during the 2013 season. Only time will tell, but one thing is clear–and that’s Asomugha has nobody to blame but himself for having the bigger chip on his shoulder.
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