The biggest prize of the offseason was former Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. And in a case of the rich getting richer, the Philadelphia Eagles scooped up the Cal product on a five-year, $60 million contract. To no one's surprise, Asomugha has looked fantastic in the preseason.
Asomugha will man the right side of the Eagles defense, while fellow new addition Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will share duties with Asante Samuel on the left side. To start out, Rodgers-Cromartie will also take the nickel back spot if the Eagles don't trade Samuel—and it doesn't look like they will this season.
Asomugha may not put up big numbers interception-wise this season, but he will certainly have an impact and give the Eagles one of the best secondaries in the NFL.
The Eagles open on the road against the St. Louis Rams and Asomugha has to be licking his chops as he thinks about facing a relatively inexperienced Sam Bradford on Sunday.
Bradford would be wise to just avoid Asomugha's side of the field in the opener. I'm sure the nine-year vet is out to justify all the money and hype he has received.