Nnamdi Asomugha agrees to terms with 49ers on 1-year deal
However, money won’t be an issue for Nnamdi Asomugha, who is set to receive an additional $4 million following his release from the Philadelphia Eagles earlier in March. Nnamdi Asomugha had three years remaining on a five-year, $60 million deal he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. The previous deal had Nnamdi Asomugha scheduled for a $15 million base salary from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.
The 31-year-old Nnamdi Asomugha visited the San Francisco 49ers two weeks ago, followed by a trip to New Orleans. Nnamdi Asomugha had been deciding between signing with the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints for a while now. However, Nnamdi Asomugha opted for the San Francisco 49ers since he saw a better chance of coming back from two straight disappointing seasons and believed he could help the team back to the Super Bowl this season.
Nnamdi Asomugha is now all set to return to the Bay Area, where he started his pro career with the Oakland Raiders, who drafted him in the first-round of the 2003 NFL draft. He spent eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent. However, Nnamdi Asomugha roots in the Bay Area go even deeper since he played college at the University of California.
Although Nnamdi Asomugha signed with the Philadelphia Eagles the one of the game’s top cornerbacks at that stage, his performance slumped over the few years. The former All-Pro Nnamdi Asomugha will get a chance to regain his form with the San Francisco 49ers since he is expected to be better suited to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s scheme, as he demands his cornerbacks play a lot of coverage.
Additionally, the signing helps to replenish the San Francisco 49ers’ secondary after safety Dashon Goldson landed signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during free agency. Nnamdi Asomugha joins a San Francisco 49ers secondary that currently features Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox on the depth chart. San Francisco 49ers restricted free agent Tramine Brock also figures to be in the mix.
The 10-year veteran Nnamdi Asomugha has started 115 of 139 games, while combining 405 tackles, two sacks, 71 passes defensed and 15 interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, over his entire NFL career.