The Philadelphia Eagles have two highly touted corners in Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie whose futures with the team are uncertain after this season.
Rodgers-Cromartie is set to become a free agent. However, making a deal with him or any other player is not a priority for the Birds at the moment. With a 3-6 record and preparing to start a rookie quarterback on Sunday, the team’s focus is rightly on getting things done on the field.
DRC will make $1,963,750 this year. But the far bigger paycheck goes to Nnamdi Asomugha, who is set to earn a staggering $15 million in base salary next season with $4 million guaranteed. Jeff McLane of the Inquirer believes that the Birds will hang on to Asomugha, so as not to take a $4 million hit, but that his salary will be cut based on his production.
Speaking of on-field production, quarterbacks have a whopping 109.5 passer rating when throwing in Asomugha’s direction. To say that’s damning is putting it mildly. When throwing towards Rodgers-Cromartie the figure is 62.4. Nnamdi has only one pick on the season, while DRC has three, which all came in September.
Nnamdi Asomugha is in many ways the poster child for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. So much excitement surrounding the potential, and then nothing. Will the Eagles bring him back for one more try in in 2013 or choose to cut their losses and move on in the blood bath that will likely come at the end of the season?