This move may not be the most popular move for Oakland Raider fans, but it makes a lot of sense. He is due to make a lot of money, perhaps too much for what he can provide for the Raiders.
Whether it's shopping for some draft picks this year or trying to shop him for picks next year, it is something that should be greatly considered.
As great as he has been on and off the field, bottom line is that we still haven't won more than five games with Asomugha on the roster. Now none of this is his fault, and it should be frustrating for him as well.
There are contenders out there who would give up first round picks for a player like Asomugha because he could be the missing piece of the puzzle to complete a Super Bowl run.
A good friend of mine mentioned that trading Asomugha would be a great way to recover our first round pick for 2011. It makes a lot of sense and it could be very possible.
The NFL is a business, and the Raiders should take advantage of his high value. I can't imagine the Raiders keeping Asomugha after his contract expires, and I can't imagine him wanting to stay.
The first two years of his contract will pay him $28.5 million, and his final year if Oakland chooses to keep him, will pay him just over $16 million. The last thing the Raiders want to do is lose him, without getting something back.
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