Nnamdi Asomugha Update: San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets Closing in
Nnamdi Asomugha is creating quite a stir in the football world. The most coveted player in the 2011 NFL Free Agency class is apparently weighing his options right now between the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers.
Here's the latest Via ProFootballTalk:
Nnamdi Asomugha may be staying in the Bay Area.
Although the conventional wisdom that the Jets are working hard to land Asomugha remains in place, there’s a new competitor to the Jets in the competition for Asomugha’s services: The San Francisco 49ers.
Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that the Jets’ main competition for Asomugha right now is San Francisco, and the 49ers are in it strong.
The Houston Texans are also still in the mix, and it’s entirely possible that there’s a surprise entrant in the Asomugha sweepstakes will make an appearance. But right now, San Francisco is apparently looking like a good destination.
What a huge surprise! The San Francisco 49ers, who were nowhere NEAR the Nnamdi Asomugha talks, have come storming in as a potential landing spot. This would be a huge risk for a club that has already been burned by one huge cornerback signing (Nate Clements, anyone?).
If Asomugha doesn't pan out in San Fran (highly unlikely), or he washes out after two or three years of a six year contract (more likely), 49ers fans will have every right to be angry with management.
I think they should stick to fixing the offense.
Now is not the time to make a big free agent signing. Asomugha is going to cost a hell of a lot of money, and the Niners are in no position to affix that money to one roster need. They need it for the other 100 problems.
This is the equivalent of the Cleveland Cavaliers signing Dwight Howard instead of building through the draft. When you don't got it, you don't got it. Build, don't buy one player and ask him to save you.
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