Nnamdi Asomugha: Top 5 Teams New York Should Fear Even If Jets Can Sign the CB

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Nnamdi Asomugha: Top 5 Teams New York Should Fear Even If Jets Can Sign the CB

If highly sought-after free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha indeed signs with the New York Jets, like Peter King of SI.com has reported as being a real possibility, the Jets would go from being an elite NFL defense to a downright scary NFL defense.

People always praise the abilities of Darrelle Revis because he takes away one side of the field, and the very same thing can be said about Asomugha. How many "sides of the field" are there?

This duo of cornerbacks would be unlike any in recent history. Both Asomugha and Revis consistently lock down opposing wide receivers on the outside; the Jets would have the luxury of deciding which corner would cover the other team's No. 1 target in any given game.

However, this is the NFL and there is talent all across the league. Teams will still be able to move the ball against the Jets, they're going to give up passing yards and points just like any other great defense would.

It won't be easy, but teams that can work the middle of the field would still pose matchup problems to a star-studded Jets defense including Asomugha. Here are the top five...

 

(There are 7-8 total teams that I considered when making the list. I reduced the list to my top five.)

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