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Report: Texans 'moved into the lead' for Nnamdi

Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:51 am
Posted by Will Brinson

All the offseason talk this week about the No. 1 free agent in the land, Nnamdi Asomugha, has centered around him joining Rex Ryan and Darrelle Revis with the Jets. There's good reason for that, as it would put the two-best cornerbacks in the NFL on the same team.

But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, because there are still other teams in play. For instance, the Houston Texans who, according to the NFL Network's Michael Lombardi, have "moved into the lead" for Nnamdi.

Lombardi reports that he's hearing the Texans have hopped everyone else by potentially offering $12-to-14 million per year for Asomugha's shutdown services.

As you know from last year's offseason, Revis Island is currently appraised at $11.5 million per year.

And that, my friends, is the rub of this situation -- how can the Jets legitimately give Asomugha more money than Revis? They can't, really. I mean, they can if it works under the salary cap, but they would immediately be telling the guy they prop up as the best cornerback in the NFL (Revis) that he is, in strict terms of financial measurement, not the best cornerback in the NFL.

It's totally possible that Revis would put that aside to generate one of the most dominant secondaries we've ever seen (and the defense would be epic as a whole too), but in case you missed all of 2010's offseason and every episode of "Hard Knocks" from last year, Revis isn't a guy who wants to feel underpaid.

Which is great news for the Texans (or anyone else chasing Asomugha) -- if they can figure out a way to get under the cap and pay Nnamdi more than Revis is currently making, they greatly improve their chances of landing the top free agent on everyone's board.

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Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Report: Texans 'moved into the lead' for Nnamdi

I put the Jets in the lead.  The Jets already offered $12M and this offer is only at most $2M more, a very small percentage increase.

Except for the fact that in Texas, Nnamdi Asomugha would not pay State tax. Which makes real money earned considerably higher than even if they were offering the same amount as Revis. And for the record, a 16.6% increase per year is not at all a "very small percentage increase."

Asomugha is on record saying he will take less to play for Ryan, is best buddies with Revis, and they've both discussed this frequently.  For another team to get Asomugha they need to offer in the $15M range, $15-20M.  I doubt anybody will offer that.

What exactly is New Jersey State tax? Well on $12,000,000 it would have been $1,076,400. That is real money remaining in Nnamdi's pocket in Texas. That sure makes that 14 million closer to 15 million (more actually) in take home pay than if he played for the Jets.

Revis has also said he doesn't mind what Aso gets paid.  In fact, indications are he is willing to take a paycut to get Aso in.  They may both take the same exact contract, although Revis might want 1 cent more (satisfies his ego).
Link to this...I watched Hard Knocks last year, and Nnamdi's contract was the driving force...

Unless another team offers that higher range I listed supra, Nnamdi will be a Jet.

Unless you know and do the math.

I believe the Redskins are a more likely landing spot than the Texans.  If he just wants a big contract, he could just stay with the Raiders who would give it to him and also have better playoff odds than the Texans.

I believe you are forming opinions based solely on factors in your mind.
Are you hiding now?

All opinions are based solely on the factors in our minds.  Some of us are better able to utilize our minds as well as observe the facts present to us to form better or more likely opinions of a situation.  You are not one of those people, clearly. 

I didn't watch Hard Knocks though admittedly.  I tend not to waste my time with things I consider "noise." 

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:23 pm

Report: Texans 'moved into the lead' for Nnamdi

Texans have moved on with Johnathan Joseph.  Looks like 49ers and Jets vying for Nnamdi unless someone else enters the mix.

Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:11 pm

Report: Texans 'moved into the lead' for Nnamdi

The only reason why the Texans are the "front-runners" in the race for Nnamdi is because they can pay him more than the Jets can afford to pay him. The Jets can't pay him more/less than what Revis is getting paid which is why they probably won't be able to sign Nnadi. Can you image him and Revis on the same team? That's one helluva CB tandem.

Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:05 pm

Report: Texans 'moved into the lead' for Nnamdi

Isn't Daniel Snyder still on this earth? Just wait Wink

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:53 pm

Report: Texans 'moved into the lead' for Nnamdi

Why would he go to the Texans? This is a franchise that has never and will never win anything.

The texans have an explosive offense, and if the signed Nnamdi, the would have pro bowl lineman in mario williams, a probowl MLB in demeco ryans, and an all pro CB in Nnamdi...

Thats a pretty good step towards a winning team if you ask me.. I think the texans would make thge playoffs if they signed him

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:18 pm

Report: Texans 'moved into the lead' for Nnamdi

I gotta love the comments from these 49r fans. You play in the worst division in the NFL and still didn't make the playoffs last year. A change in coaching may help, Singletary's staring into the opposing team last year just didn't work even though his eyes are frightening. Maybe if you pay Nmandi all this money he can play quarterback, that is what your team really needs, and maybe a receiver not as much of a headcase like Crabtree.

Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:16 pm

Report: Texans 'moved into the lead' for Nnamdi

I think he will go for the bigger contender, and Houston has many future contract to concern themselves with so I am confident that the Jets will land him.   Houston's offer while may be more money, the Jets despite speculation that there would have to be a lot of renegotiated contracts actually are little less that 10 million under the new cap.  So they would only have to find a little more wiggle room to match any offer, that and the fact that the Jets offer is more guaranteed dollars look for him to still end up in New York.. That and the fact that despite his incredible play no one knows how to pronounce his name i would look for him to be under contract with the Jets tomorrow

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