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Will Nnamdi be a Jet because he wants to be an actor?

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Nnamdi Asomugha will be this year’s biggest free agent prize, and his interest in acting could play a part in determining where he goes.

Chris Mortensen pointed out on ESPN Radio this morning that Asomugha wants to act when he’s done playing football, and that could help the Jets attract Asomugha even though they probably won’t be the team that offers him the most money.

“Asomugha is interesting because the Houston Texans, probably, are going to make him the biggest offer,” Mortensen said. “Yet you keep hearing that Nnamdi wants to go somewhere where he can begin to focus on his post-playing career, even though he’ll give his all as he’s playing, and he has a great interest in being an actor, whether it’s in theater or whatever, and that could factor into it.”

Mortensen was quick to add that “I find it hard to believe that would be the final determining factor,” but it is worth considering: Asomugha has appeared on TV shows like Friday Night Lights and The Game, and if he wants to broaden his acting horizons, New York is the best NFL city to do that.

But I’ve got a feeling that Asomugha will go to the team that offers him the most money. He can act where ever he wants during the offseason.

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61 Responses to “Will Nnamdi be a Jet because he wants to be an actor?”
  1. scubasteve4930 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:21 AM

    TAMPA

  2. colonelcamp says: Jul 26, 2011 9:24 AM

    This guy’s coming to NY. Why wouldn’t he??? It’s NY.

  3. moneymike23 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    This is stupid!

  4. alexr5111 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    no

  5. bpearse230 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    Why wouldn’t he just sign with L.A.??? Oh wait….

  6. anonimocontraditorio says: Jul 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    Revis and Asomugha…

    Are you kidding me?

  7. ampats says: Jul 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    Could be a good fit since for the past 42 years the Jets have tried to act as a professional football team and haven’t been very successful at it.

  8. emoser says: Jul 26, 2011 9:26 AM

    If he’s the type of player that would choose what city to play for based on how it would help his acting career then he belongs on the Jets… and that has nothing to do with where the team is located.

  9. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Jul 26, 2011 9:26 AM

    Can I have that 30 secs of my life back? How could the Jets even come close to affording this guy? Wrecks Ryan just sits there and stirs the pot full of b.s. with his xmas football team wishlist.

  10. rooneyruleblues says: Jul 26, 2011 9:27 AM

    By the time the idiot jets realize that they need a QB rex will be back on the street looking for a new job. I hope they get this guy because it wont matter with Sanchez is throwing picks again when it counts most.

  11. stinkfingers says: Jul 26, 2011 9:27 AM

    Maybe Nnamdi wants to learn HOW to act from the Jets.

    After all, they’ve been ACTING like they are the best team in football for a few years now.

  12. chadmurdigan says: Jul 26, 2011 9:27 AM

    THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT!

    A film depicting one team’s third determined run at a SuperBowl Championship.

    Directed by Rex Ryan
    Written by Mike Tannenbaum
    Produced by Woody Johnson

    And starring… Nnamdi Asomugha

    You’ll love this heart-warming drama as you delve deep into the soul of a passionate football team, along with their wives, their girlfriends, and their pets!

    Rated R for language and violence.

  13. jw731 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:28 AM

    Chris Mortenson should be banned from the NFL……He reports off the wall crap, and then throws in a disclaimer…….under the “quick to add” line of thinking…..

  14. jcd213 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:29 AM

    He can marry another guy while acting in NY too.

  15. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 9:30 AM

    If the Jets can sign Asomugha while they re-sign Holmes, pay Harris’ franchise tag, AND still pay off salaries to guys like Revis, Ferguson, Mangold, Scott, and Pace, I’ll be pretty darn impressed. That’d make for one disgusting defense. Moreso.

  16. hendawg21 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:32 AM

    Ok come now is there anything you won’t use to try and tie a player to a team??? I guess anyone with political ambition and are looking to be president will go to Washington…first it was he’s familiar with this or that coach now it’s acting what’s next??? Football needs to start like yesterday so all this speculation will cease…

  17. deadmanwalking47 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:32 AM

    they are gonna sign him and cromartie?

  18. kingjoe1 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:32 AM

    Please! Nnamdi will be a Jet is the Jets pay him the most money.

  19. youcantquitmebaby says: Jul 26, 2011 9:35 AM

    Nnamdi can just taste those meaty, leading man parts in his mouth.

  20. vdogg says: Jul 26, 2011 9:38 AM

    With everything going on right now this is the story that was posted….? I vote it’s simply pulled from the site….let TMZ run with this one.

  21. jimmysee says: Jul 26, 2011 9:40 AM

    If he wants to be an actor he should wait and join the L.A. Vikings!

  22. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 26, 2011 9:41 AM

    That would make the Jets the most complete defense in football, period. I hope we don’t see that happen.

  23. jimmysee says: Jul 26, 2011 9:42 AM

    Signing this guy would prove Woody Johnson has a place in Republican politics.

    More voodoo economics!

  24. kev86 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:45 AM

    Wish the G-Men could afford this guy. Imagine Asomugha, Webster, Thomas and the Prince as a four head secondary monster? WOW.

    Not happening but tis the days to dream.

    Dont be a dream stealer and tear me apart!

  25. bhindenemylines says: Jul 26, 2011 9:46 AM

    Just what every GM wants to hear that is interested in signing him.

    “I expect to be paid Top CB money, I’m 30 years old, and I’m already looking forward to my next career.”

    Not saying he doesn’t have the talent, but if this is true, his motivation is headed in another direction.

  26. bturner032002 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:47 AM

    Dan Snyder has alot of movie connections and no problem paying whatever he wants!

    please come to the skins!

  27. kevliggidy says: Jul 26, 2011 9:48 AM

    If he’s serious about acting then he should sign with Dallas. Name recognition will go through the roof if he’s successful there. He can write his own ticket. Everyone would know his name playing on the biggest stage in the league.

  28. gfan8611 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:48 AM

    Acting my ass, this is a smart guy. He knows he can get acting work in any city be it more television or theater. He’s going to go to the team that pays the most and gives him the best chance to get a ring.

  29. thechosenone6 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:49 AM

    Nnamdi wants to win a super bowl therefor Nnamdi will be a Jet. He was also in New York last night if that’s not a sign. Keep hating because the Jets are better than your team.

  30. typhilly21 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:51 AM

    My interest in him has officially plummeted for my team. Although Lurie is a Producer from California lol

  31. hendawg21 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:51 AM

    Evidently whomever is responsible for this story failed to look at the list of teams over the $120 million dollar salary cap yes that’s right both NY teams so tell me just how do the Jets afford Nnamdi???

  32. Ralphie says: Jul 26, 2011 9:56 AM

    “But I’ve got a feeling that Asomugha will go to the team that offers him the most money.”
    ____________________

    Thank you Captain Obvious. And if that team’s the Jets that’s where he’ll go, otherwise it’s all about the Benjamin’s. If the Montreal Alouettes came up big he’d be in Canada.

  33. thechosenone6 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:59 AM

    hendawg they keep Holmes, pick up Moss/Plax and dump Braylon Smith and Cro not to mention Sanchez’s deal is getting restructured along with the altering of Harris’ franchise tag. Mark my words it’s happening.

  34. hendawg21 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:01 AM

    Ok the cap is $120 mil here’s where teams are:

    Arizona $83 million
    Atlanta $102.1 million
    Baltimore $101.3 million
    Buffalo $96.4 million
    Carolina $73 million
    Chicago $104.9 million
    Cincinnati $90.7 million
    Cleveland $99.2 million
    Dallas $136.6 million
    Denver $125 million
    Detroit $113.8 million
    Green Bay $129.8 million
    Houston $118.4 million
    Indianapolis $115.5 million
    Jacksonville $78.1 million
    Kansas City $74.7 million
    Miami $103.1 million
    Minnesota $108.4 million
    New England $102.3 million
    New Orleans $105.2 million
    New York Giants $126.3 million
    New York Jets $128.5 million
    Oakland $85.8 million
    Philadelphia $80.8 million
    Pittsburgh $116 million
    San Diego $85.8 million
    San Francisco $100.9 million
    Seattle $81.1 million
    St. Louis $102.4 million
    Tampa Bay $59.7 million
    Tennessee $107.4 million
    Washington $115.2 million

    I don’t know how accurate these numbers are as i’ve heard my team is lower than what’s posted from this site however those teams that are over are over…

  35. mobuccsfan says: Jul 26, 2011 10:04 AM

    Despite what else the Buccaneers need or decide to do, this should be priority number one. And unlike Albert Haynesworth, this will be worth getting into a bidding war for. Plus I could stick it to my roomie, a Raiders fan! I think the Buccaneers should do whatever it takes to get this guy above anything else. If nothing else, our secondary would be in pretty damn good shape. And he’s not a knucklehead like Talib or Jackson.

  36. chemfootball says: Jul 26, 2011 10:05 AM

    Highly doubtful… The Jets will not be able to offer nearly as much as some other teams, namely the Texans and Bucs.

  37. whitemike55 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:07 AM

    If the Texans sign Nnamdi, I’m booking my hotel room for Indy in early February!

  38. nahcouldntbethat says: Jul 26, 2011 10:11 AM

    The Jets can’t afford Asomugha. Even assuming that they let most of the other free agents go, which they can’t afford to do and remain competitive, they’re too close to the cap to take the hit that his signing would entail.

    Even if they backloaded the deal heavily and guaranteed it he’d wind up hitting the cap for $5 million plus this season and then he’d be a Manning-esque cap-killing nightmare down the road.

    If they didn’t have Darrelle Revis already locked up at ridiculous numbers they might do something like this but it makes no sense to strangle the cap to get a second shutdown corner.

  39. bcgreg says: Jul 26, 2011 10:18 AM

    The Jets haven’t won a championship. They just act like they have. He’d fit in nicely.

  40. bhindenemylines says: Jul 26, 2011 10:18 AM

    whitemike55 says:
    Jul 26, 2011 10:07 AM
    If the Texans sign Nnamdi, I’m booking my hotel room for Indy in early February

    ——————————————

    That will be a waste of a deposit.

  41. favrelous says: Jul 26, 2011 10:19 AM

    Or for the vikes to be in LA

  42. snnyjcbs says: Jul 26, 2011 10:31 AM

    I love coming to the Inquirer of the NFL here at PFT. Nnamdi a Jet?, do not make me laugh. As for Mort, he is still around?

    Many are going to be very surprised where Nnamdi ends up this year and I cannot wait to see the peoples reaction, should be fun. The Jets?, lol

  43. waxthat says: Jul 26, 2011 10:33 AM

    Even with Nnamdi, the Jets will be in the AFC championship and lose. Mark Sanchez is the QB

  44. lovesportsandsurfing says: Jul 26, 2011 10:41 AM

    Hes already a great actor, acting the part of a great corner,..but Iv never bought any of it,…he does get the oscar though for the most overhyped and overrated player in NFL history…hes not even above average,..just a mediocre corner, which is what the NFL wants these days,..no shut downs, which he isnt,…would any of you actually compare him to Prime?…Hell no,…hes no game changer like Reevis, or Ed Reed, (safety), hes just an average corner,..hope he goes to Houston, will serve him right, its a good place to be forgotten while his ex team destroys teams this year without him,…one more thing that everyone in the bay area already knows,..well lets just say due to some new law in New York, thats the main reason he likely would move there,..just sayin.

  45. oscojoe says: Jul 26, 2011 10:42 AM

    Hey this makes sense, he wants to be actor what a better place to go then the NY Jets. He will fit in well with all the actors!!!

  46. dolphindad says: Jul 26, 2011 10:43 AM

    hmmm. i seem to remember the Steelers ramming the rock right down the middle of that jets defense in the AFC Championship game. dont see how Asomugha is going to help that out unless he gains about 150 lbs. They may be strong in the secondary, but until they shore up that marshmallow middle of the D Line, no SB again for gang green.

  47. elleclouds says: Jul 26, 2011 10:48 AM

    Am I alone in thinking he is just a cb. His presence does not guarantee a Super Bowl for any team. I want him to go to the Jets so there are no more excuses why they didn’t make the Super Bowl. For Pete’s sake, they had Cromartie and Revis last year on a top defense and still watched the big game from home. It takes more than a name to win te big game.

  48. j3ts83 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:57 AM

    rooneyruleblues says:
    Jul 26, 2011 9:27 AM
    By the time the idiot jets realize that they need a QB rex will be back on the street looking for a new job. I hope they get this guy because it wont matter with Sanchez is throwing picks again when it counts most.

    Yeah, why don’t you take a look at his post-season stats for when it counts “most”, you moron.

  49. axespray says: Jul 26, 2011 11:03 AM

    Do You Smell What The Nnamdi is cookin’?

  50. comeonnowguys says: Jul 26, 2011 11:16 AM

    “This guy’s coming to NY. Why wouldn’t he??? It’s NY.”

    The same exact thing was said about Lebron. …How did that work out for you, again?

  51. tjp2033 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:17 AM

    If Nnamdi wanted to act after, maybe he should sign in Philly. The Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie just won an Oscar this past year. What other franchise has that?

  52. 1acrowskids says: Jul 26, 2011 11:18 AM

    Coach I want to act.

    ACT? Act like a professional. And you can start by wearing more open toed shoes to work. Now lets go get a F#$$%G snack.

  53. lowleadman says: Jul 26, 2011 11:18 AM

    I hope Asumunga signs with the Jets. Tying all that money up for 2 cornerbacks, no matter how great they may be is simply foolish. New England is already in the process of transferring their offense from a deep down the field to Moss team, to drafting and building up their TE and running game. Brady will go back to the dink passing game, until they put 8 or 9 in the box, and then burn them. The best place for Asumunga is right where he is, with Oakland. Playing for the Jets, he could get exposed as a less than shutdown corner with Revis on the other side. Plus aren’t the Jets 8 mil over the cap right now with a bevy of free agents to sign?

    But it’s all good. Football is back.

  54. packerrube13 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:20 AM

    @thechosenone6

    “Nnamdi wants to win a super bowl therefor Nnamdi will be a Jet. He was also in New York last night if that’s not a sign. Keep hating because the Jets are better than your team.”

    My team is the Packers. And I’m hating. So it’s obviously not because your team is “better.” Steelers fans hate them, and again, not because your team is better.

    Preseason superbowl champs for the 3rd straight year, your NEW YORK JETS!!

    Give me a break. With Cro, Edwards, and Holmes all likely leaving, not to mention a slew of others, the Jets will place second in the division again, and lose when it matters most again. Same old same old. The Jets have never been relevant, and are just like the Eagles of the 2000’s. (Except they actually, you know, made a superbowl)

  55. maddog111 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:23 AM

    If the Jets sign Nnamdi, once again making him the highest paid corner in the NFL, how is that going to sit with Revis?

  56. green41563 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:27 AM

    First, no one outside the league ever really knows what a team’s actual cap number is. Even in the best times, there are only estimates. But here’s it’s even foggier because most people don’t even know what the new cap rules are.

  57. green41563 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:30 AM

    If the Jets sign Nnamdi, once again making him the highest paid corner in the NFL, how is that going to sit with Revis?
    _____________________________________

    They’re not going to do that. If they’re able to sign Asomugha, it’ll be for less than what Revis makes.

  58. j3ts83 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:31 AM

    lowleadman says:
    Jul 26, 2011 11:18 AM
    I hope Asumunga signs with the Jets. Tying all that money up for 2 cornerbacks, no matter how great they may be is simply foolish. New England is already in the process of transferring their offense from a deep down the field to Moss team, to drafting and building up their TE and running game. Brady will go back to the dink passing game, until they put 8 or 9 in the box, and then burn them. The best place for Asumunga is right where he is, with Oakland. Playing for the Jets, he could get exposed as a less than shutdown corner with Revis on the other side. Plus aren’t the Jets 8 mil over the cap right now with a bevy of free agents to sign?

    But it’s all good. Football is back.

    Wow, it’s amusing how uneducated all these posts are. Do you guys do any research before making idiotic statements like this? Dead money does not go against the cap, which means the Jets are currently under the cap and still have a lot of moves to make to put them even lower. Restructuring sanchize and giving Harris a long-term deal instead of franchise tagging him will put them even more under.

  59. jasncondit says: Jul 26, 2011 11:32 AM

    Calm down everyone. Michael Irvin supports this guy!

  60. itsmammoth says: Jul 26, 2011 5:35 PM

    This guy has Dallas written all over him.

  61. supashug says: Jul 26, 2011 5:38 PM

    How do his feet look?

    Maybe JETS will overpay, have 2 overpaid CBs and put him in a movie with Mrs Ryan

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