Whenever free agency begins, and we assume it will begin eventually, the biggest name on the open market will be cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. With the Raiders not expected to be major players for his services, he could be destined to sign a major deal with a new team.
And Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News has floated an interesting theory regarding Asomugha’s ultimate destination. Per Sabin, the Cowboys could try to land Asomugha, in large part to keep him from going to the Eagles.
There’s little if any concrete evidence at this point on which to base that possibility, but it’s hardly out of the question to think that the Eagles, who signed Asante Samuel on the first day of free agency three years ago, will make a play for Asomugha or that the Cowboys, whom many believe are considering parting ways with Terence Newman, would try to get in on the action.
Of course, that could attract the Redskins into the bidding. And it could prompt any other team that covets Asomugha to increase their budget for him, too.
No matter how it all turns out, Asomugha will be the crown jewel of the 2011 class of free agents. If there ever is a class of 2011 free agents.