San Diego Chargers: Why The Chargers Need Nnamdi Asomugha

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While many people were still marvelling over the Seattle Seahawk's upset of the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs, a big story broke for teams already planning for April: the Oakland Raiders voided the contract of star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
I couldn't believe it myself when I first saw it.
Nnamdi Asomugha is far and away the best player that the Oakland Raiders have (well, had), and he has been compensated as such, earning roughly $15 million per year under his last contract in Oakland.
In any event, though, the Raiders voided his contract, and there has been little discussion about whether or not Oakland will extend him another offer, in all likelihood because the Raiders could use a head coach first.
Meanwhile, down in San Diego, the Chargers have been experiencing their own internal turmoil, as defensive coordinator Ron Rivera was snatched away by the Carolina Panthers this week to become their next head coach.
While everyon...

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