According to reports today, during the chaotic start of the NFL combine, Nnamdi Asomugha is probable to be cut by the Eagles soon.
"Everyone in the room here knows the Philadelphia Eagles won't keep Nnamdi Asomugha for $15 million. The odds on the cornerback returning to Philadelphia look low...New Eagles coach Chip Kelly was asked about Asomugha a few different ways Thursday, and he deflected the questions before coming out with this gem: "I think Nnamdi has the skill set (pause) that can play football."...Well, that's hard to argue with. The Eagles escalated noncommittal to a new degree Thursday, but it's clear how they view Asomugha -- he's as good as gone." - Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com"
That being said, since we're in the "discuss every possibility" part of the offseason, should Asomugha be given serious consideration for the colts? His first season with the Eagles was average at best, putting up 35 tackles, 5 passes defended, and 3 int's... but to be fair it was a sub-par season for every Eagles player in what was a disgruntled locker room. Last year he improved and found some comfort: 47 tackles, 12 PDef, and 1 int.
Asomugha has great size for a corner, at 6-foot-2, 210 lbs., and is an outstanding press corner. He is very physical at the line of scrimmage, great at jamming WR's, and good speed. Being seen as an elite cornerback and one of the best at Man Coverage, he would fit well into the Colts plans. Not to mention, he has been touted in the past for having a great personality and dedication.
Of course, the big downside is that he could cost a pretty penny, the big reason Philly is cutting him is to avoid paying $15 mil. But CB is one of our biggest postions of need, probably immediately behind O-Line upgrades, so taking a splash might be worth it...
What do you guys think?
Should the Colts give Asomugha a serious look?
Yes, he'd be a great addition! (8 votes)
Yes, but only for the right price. (85 votes)
No, there are better options. (12 votes)
A drafted CB would be best. (4 votes)
109 total votes