NFL Free Agency: Nnamdi Asomugha Signs with the Philadelphia Eagles

Sheik MeahContributor IIIJuly 29, 2011

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 05:  Nnamdi Asomugha #21 the Oakland Raiders looks on from the sideline against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 28-13.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Multiple sources including The New York Times are reporting that Nnamdi Asomugha has agreed to a five-year deal worth $60 million with the Philadelphia Eagles.

For all Eagles fans keeping count, that means even our nickle corner at the moment has been to the Pro Bowl and all three corners (Asomugha, Samuels and Rodgers-Cromartie) have been to a total of eight Pro Bowls. 

With Nnamdi playing on one side of the field and Asante Samuel playing the other, it may be almost impossible to pass on the Eagles on the edges, which also would protect Philly's young safeties.

It also proves to Eagles fans that indeed, the Eagles are "ALL-IN" as coach Andy Reid put it earlier this year. This may not be the move that locks up a Super Bowl berth for the birds, but it will make them close to the favorites to win at least the NFC.

On top of that, this might very well be the best cornerback tandem in the NFL, and ever in Eagles history. Eric Allen and Ben Smith started on the historic 1990 Philadelphia Eagles team whose defense ranked No. 1 across the board.

No offense to Ben Smith, but Nnamdi and Asante are already way better the he ever was. Needless to say, this will make for a very interesting training camp and Eagles fans will not be able to wait until the start of the season.