Class Act - Nnamdi Asomugha
It was reported today that my favorite Raider, Nnamdi Asomugha, has been signed by the Eagles to a 5 year $60M deal. Although I was surprised with Nnamdi's final destination (Philly instead of NYJ, Dallas, or Arizona), it wasn't a shock that the Raiders weren't able to bring him back into the fold. When you consider the Raiders' current salary cap challenges, Nnamdi was a luxury item that the team couldn't afford when configuring a 53 man roster.
Career Highlights and Awards:
- 4x Pro Bowl selection
- 4x All-Pro selection
- 2x Oakland Raiders MVP;
- Ranked #18 on the list of NFL Network's Top 100 NFL players of 2011
Nnamdi is the epitome of a TRUE role model ... elite shut-down cornerback, phenomenal athlete, dedicated professional, outstanding work ethic, humble, law abiding solid citizen, man of character, and passionate philanthropist. #21 will be sorely missed in the Raider Nation and I wish him the very best in his next stage of his career.