This year has been s light improvement. He has 26 total tackles and is on pace to record 46 tackles. He already has nine passes defended but, like the rest of the defense, is struggling to create turnovers. Asomugha has just one interception this season.
Some think that Asomugha will be back with the Eagles next year. Others, like Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, think that Asomugha most likely won’t be paid as much as his contract states. Florio thinks that Asomugha could be done with the Eagles after this season,
“Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is due to earn a base salary of $15 million next season. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, $4 million of the salary is fully guaranteed. But $11 million isn’t; the question for the Eagles is whether they’re willing to pay Asomugha $4 million not to play for them — or $15 million to remain on the team.
Cutting Asomugha after the season would trigger no cap hit, other than the $4 million in guaranteed money. His contract had no signing bonus, with the Eagles using a structure that equates compensation to cap number each year.”
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a huge fan of the Asomugha signing but I have been seriously disappointed by his play the past two years. As is the case in many high-profile situations, I think Asomugha’s play would not be considered as bad if it wasn’t for the massive price tag.
It will be interesting to see how the Eagles handle this situation in the offseason.
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