The thought of him across from Darelle Revis was intoxicating, no doubt.
Though once everything calmed down, it became clear that the Jets had much more pressing needs to fill.
After restructuring the deals of a number of key players, most recently David Harris, it has become clear that missing out on Asomugha may have been the best thing for the Jets now and moving forward.
Enough about Nnamdi. Here are five players the Jets should have gone after instead of him.
Miller was underrated during his time with Raider nation.
He's an elite receiving tight end with decent blocking ability. Paired with Dustin Keller and the rest of the Jets' receiving corps, Miller would be even more difficult to handle.
The Patriots have proven the advantages of having two legitimate threats at tight end, most recently with the two-headed monster of Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski.
The Jets are going to need some firepower early in the season while Plaxico gets his sea legs. Miller would have been a welcome addition.
OK, so I know free agency isn't quite over yet, but the Jets signing Eric Smith says to me that they won't be in the market for a safety of Goldson's caliber.
I could be wrong. We'll see. As a Jets fan, I want to see Eric Smith succeed just as much as everyone else.
He's a tough, hard working, a football player.
Smith has been around the organization for a while and has always been a great special teams player, and he has stepped up when he has been asked to.
Regardless, an athletic freak like Goldson would be the perfect counterpart to Jim Leonhard at the safety position.
Lawson isn't a dominant pass rusher from the outside, but his athletic ability and size do make him a problem for offenses at the outside linebacker spot.
Bryan Thomas and Calvin Pace are good players, but the Jets could use someone a little bit more dynamic from such a critical position in the 3-4.
The fact that Jenkins looks like Clubber Lang in this picture should be enough.
He is an earth-moving monstrosity of a dude.
Though that may not be his greatest strength, his ability to be an every-down player at his size is what sets him apart.
New York needs a pass rush, and Jenkins would have been able to provide that from the inside and the outside of the defensive line.
One thing was clear, if Braylon Edwards wasn't coming back to New York the Jets needed to find a receiever who could provide a physical presence.
There's no arguing Plaxico Burress can be exactly that, but while I am very high on Burress I would rather have someone who has shown they can play at a high level just last season.
James Jones would have likely been a slightly less athletic version of Braylon Edwards, only time will if Plaxico brings more to than that to the table.