When the Philadelphia Eagles signed perennial All-Pro CB Nnamdi Asomugha as a free agent prior to the 2011 NFL Season, the Birds’ organization thought that they were getting an elite talent who would ferociously and immediately shutdown opposing wide receivers.
Too bad Asomugha ended up being the single biggest free agent bust of the 2011 class, as the Eagles cut the 10-year pro after just two seasons. Asomugha has since signed a one-year deal, that guarantees no money, with last year’s Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco 49ers.
I’m sure the typically, but discreetly, cocky Asomugha thinks that the Eagles are going to regret letting him walk after just a duo of chances because he still harnesses some relevant talent. But the truth is, every year there are younger and more athletic players being funneled into the league, and Asomugha’s services just aren’t so important anymore.
Not only is Asomugha aging, but he has proven that his body is slowly breaking down, as he could not even come close to keeping up with the majority of receivers that he faced while in an Eagles’ uniform.
The Eagles are going to quickly and easily forget about Asomugha by the time the upcoming 2013 season is underway, as the whole crew looks for an organizational up-shift.
And don’t worry, the Birds have filled the voids left by Asomugha and former CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, as they signed CBs Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher in the off-season, and drafted youngster CB Jordan Poyer in this year’s 2013 NFL Draft.