Nnamdi Asomugha: Why the Philadelphia Eagles Should Have Passed on Him

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Nnamdi Asomugha: Why the Philadelphia Eagles Should Have Passed on Him
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The Philadelphia Eagles have cashed in on this year's NFL free agency, signing cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year, $60 million contract on Friday.

Asomugha is guaranteed $25 million on a deal that would be paying him until his mid-30s.

While many people have pegged the former Oakland Raiders shut-down corner as one of the best players in the NFL, there are many things that prove the opposite.

Age, money and on-field effectiveness are just a few reasons why Asomugha could be a bad choice for the Eagles and head coach Andy Reid.

While the Eagles may have needed more help at different weak spots, like wide receiver or backup running back, they've decided to put all their eggs into one basket.

It's yet to be seen how good of a signing this is, but we can only speculate as to what the future holds.

Here are the top reasons why Philadelphia should have passed on Asomugha and his humongous deal.

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