After the 2009 season, chatter about the Jets eventually acquiring Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha raised eyebrows, before Asomugha brushed it off as the stuff of jokes. After the 2010 season, reports emerged that the Jets wouldn’t make a run at the looming free agent.
“I know him well. . . . Mark it down,” White wrote in January.
The Jets’ candidacy gained some steam this morning, when ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Nnamdi wants to lay the foundation for a post-football acting career. (Unlike Terrell Owens, there’s a chance that Asomugha actually has acting talent.)
And now the formal courtship of Nnamdi has begun in New York. According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Jets have made contact with Asomugha’s representatives.
The biggest question for Asomugha is whether he wants to break the bank, or whether he hopes to break bread near Broadway. If it’s the latter, the Jets can give him something that only one other team could.