Champ Bailey Contract: Nnamdi Asomugha Will Be The Big Winner From Deal
Champ Bailey Contract Sets The Market For Free Agent Cornerbacks
Now that the Broncos have signed Champ Bailey, the value for cornerbacks in the NFL in 2011 has been set.
According to ESPN's John Clayton, Bailey is guaranteed $22 million with $15 million due this season.
Bailey will turn 33 before the 2011 season starts. Nnamdi Asomugha, who turns 30 before the season starts, is a free agent since the Raiders declined to pickup the final year on his contract.
Asomugha now has solid figures in which to bargain with. The Raiders may have been trying to save money when they didn't pick up his option last month, but they will not be saving a lot in the long run if their intention was to keep him at a discount.
The Raiders just signed Richard Seymour to a $20 million contract and they still have other needs they will have to address, so Asomugha probably is playing elsewhere in 2011.
Charles Woodson of the Packers says he'd love to have him in Green Bay, and Asomugha will want to go to a team with a chance to win a Super Bowl. The Packers just brought home a Lombardi Trophy and do have a great chance to repeat.
Sounds like a good fit.
For a look at how Bailey's contract affects the draft, check Out Some Possibilities Here.
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