In a totally surprising turn of Nnamdi Asomugha events the Philadelphia Eagleshave signed Nnamdi Asomugha. The Eagles hadn't been mentioned as contenders since teams began negotiating with players. Just hours ago it seemed like an almost certainty that Nnamdi would be heading to the New York Jets. Wrong!
The deal doesn't appear to be a bank breaker either. Per ESPN:
The deal is worth $60 million over five years, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
I have not seen how much of that contract is guaranteed. My guess is that it is a pretty good chunk of change. I wish Nnam nothing but the best. We'll have much more time to speculate on this move, and if the Raiders should have made a bigger play for Nnam.
I will say that Nnamdi going to the Eagles does the Raiders no favors in regards to their other free agent targets. The Jets will now likely turn their attention to Antonio Cromartie and the 49ers are likely going after Dashon Goldson as we speak. Much more to come.