The dream has officially turned into a nightmare in Philly. The Philadelphia Eagles are preparing themselves to cut cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha if the veteran cornerback isn’t willing to take a pay cut. The two sides are expected to meet on Friday to try and restructure Asomugha’s massive contract, otherwise the Eagles have made peace with the fact that they’ll have to part ways with him.
When Nnamdi Asomugha came to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team was supposed to become the next big thing in the NFL with a powerful, shutdown secondary and an explosive offense. Instead, two years later there is a new head coach in town and the team’s future is in serious flux including virtually all of it’s players.
Asomugha never really fit in with the Eagles style of defense and is now largely regarded as one of the biggest free agent busts in recent memory if not all-time. The hype around Asomuga was so intense that it caused a frenzy when it came time to see who was actually going to sign him. Usually there’s a frenzy over a skill player like a star running back or a veteran quarterback. But in 2011 we had a frenzy over a cornerback which is some what of an anomaly in free agency.
But all the hype lead to nothing and Asomugha’s time with the Eagles seems to be coming to an end. He can restructure contract, which is set to pay him $4 million in guaranteed money this season, as Michael Vick avoided free agency by doing this very thing. But Asomugha is still a premier cornerback in the NFL and if he hits the market he’ll undoubtedly find work.
The only thing is, if he hits the market he may not get the kind of money that he wants or used to deserve.