McNabb For Asomugha? Hell No!

D.J. O'ConnorSenior Analyst IIIMarch 26, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders in action against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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   I have not written yet about the McNabb trade rumors for two reasons.  1.  Everybody has said it all already.  2.  I'm against it and think it is doubtful it will happen.

   This idea was floated by ESPN's Bill Williamson.  He said in his blog that Oakland is willing to part with Asomugha to acquire McNabb.  This instantly pissed me off! 

     Asomugha has been the NFL's most feared CB since 2006, when he had 8 INTs.  He has been a leader to this franchise through its darkest days.  7 seasons of 11+ losses, and he choose to re-sign with the team when he could have been an unrestricted free agent. 

     So why the hell would the Raiders trade the face of the franchise to the Eagles for a QB who is old and has said he would rather be traded to a contender than Buffalo or Oakland.  If this trade was made, then the Raiders would have solved the QB problem for a couple years (maximum) while opening half the field to opposing QBs who no longer must worry about Asomugha. 

     Stanford Routt and Chris Johnson will not hold down the fort if Asomugha is traded.  I will not be able to buy Raiders tickets this season knowing that I will be supporting an owner who doesn't care about his best player and is desperate to make headlines in head-scratching trades.  Mr. Davis, tear down this trade!

     Now, if Oakland were to trade their 2nd round pick (#40 overall) for McNabb and have him sign an extension, that wouldn't be such a bad move.  But to trade the best player on the team who plays his ass off every Sunday is the worse idea since trading Randy Moss for a mid-round draft pick!

     Remember, this idea is from ESPN.  The worldwide leader in $hit.