Examining Nnamdi Asomugha’s Sad, Rapid Decline in Philadelphia

March 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There's a decent chance that the biggest free-agent signing of the 2011 NFL offseason and one of the most heavily hyped veteran acquisitions in Philadelphia Eagles history will officially become a bust by the end of the week, because with Nnamdi Asomugha due to make $15 million and only 27 percent of that money guaranteed, the Eagles could release Asomugha before free agency begins next Tuesday.
Asomugha's career has careened off of a Hall of Fame track in Philly. A man who was considered, almost unanimously, to be the best active cornerback in the NFL has been torched time and again during his two years with the Eagles. 
The numbers are startling. 
* Rankings for 2008-2010 are based on the league average from those three seasons.
He's now giving up almost 50 percent more receptions per game than the amount of targets per game he faced during his final three years in Oakland.  After surrendering only one touchdown in 45 games during that stretch ...

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