During Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network, we pointed out that the new contract signed by Eagles quarterback Mike Vick could provide the template for a contract that could be offered to Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer.
It also could be the formula for the Eagles to find a way to keep a former Raiders cornerback who is due to make $15 million in 2013.
Nnamdi Asomugha clearly isn’t the same player he once was. And so the Eagles clearly can’t pay him that much money. With Vick taking a deal with a base rate of $7 million and $3 million in incentives to stay, why not offer the same deal to Asomugha?
Asomugha, who has made many millions and been very responsible with his money, has said he wants to return to Phillu. And he’s smart enough to know that no one will pay him $15 million in 2013.
The real question is whether anyone else will pay him more than what the Eagles would offer, and in turn whether Asomugha is willing to take less to stay in Philly.