Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha made some waves last offseason when he talked about joining forces with Darrelle Revis in New York at some point “in the future.”
Now that Asomugha is headed for free agency, speculation has picked up in New York about pairing the best two cornerbacks in football. Fortunately for the rest of the AFC, it’s unlikely to happen.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News has sources that says a marriage is unlikely. Asomugha will surely look to match Revis’ big contract, which makes a deal very tough to imagine. The Jets are expected to focus more on keeping their own guys, like free agent Antonio Cromartie.
David White of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote on Twitter Monday that he believes Asomugha will end up with the Jets or Packers.
“I know him well. . . . Mark it down,” White said.
So those are apparently the teams Asomugha wants to play for. Considering the money Packers G.M. Ted Thompson has invested in Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams, Asomugha probably won’t get his wish.