The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Nnamdi Asomugha to a 5-year/60 million dollar deal. Asomugha was the #1 free agent this off-season and he has now been picked up.
Nnamdi Asomugha has agreed to a five-year, $60 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The New York Jets went hard after Asomugha, who would’ve been paired with fellow All-Pro Darrelle Revis — arguably the two best cornerbacks in the NFL. Coach Rex Ryan delivered a strong sales pitch, according to a source, but the intense, four-day negotiation ended with a “No.”
This was a setback for the Jets, who basically put their free agent operation on hold as they waited for Asomugha’s decision. It leaves them with a gaping hole in their defense, but they will move immediately to try to re-sign free agent Antonio Cromartie, who started opposite Revis last season.