A lot of teams have made their interest in Nnamdi Asomugha known.
Far more clubs are interested in the Oakland Raiders free agent than aren’t. And why wouldn’t they be? His high price tag matches his on-field ability as evidenced by a recent article “Overlooked Stats Don’t Lie.”
The Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens are just a few of the franchises who are interested in Asomugha. One team that had not been mentioned until now is the Atlanta Falcons.
The reigning NFC South champions didn’t do much to address their gaps on defense during last April’s NFL Draft.
Former NFL quarterback and current Sirius XM radio host Rich Gannon believes the team will address those voids during the free agency period.
“I think that in free agency, what happens is, is that this team looks to get better defensively, especially up front with the pass rush and in the secondary,” Gannon said, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Could I even suggest, the name Nnamdi Asomugha.”
Pairing Asomugha with Dunta Robinson would give the Falcons one of the top secondaries in the NFL and make the team frontrunners to repeat as division champs.
The question is whether the team would be willing to match Asomugha’s salary demands, especially after paying $57.5 million to Robinson just one year earlier.
Ledbetter believes a lot of that depends on how the new Collective Bargaining Agreement plays out and whether there is a rookie salary cap. If there is, the Falcons may have some extra cash to go after Asomugha.