The 49ers’ signing of Nnamdi Asomugha flew under the radar this offseason. Any attention the former Pro Bowler has received seemed to focus on his summer marriage to actress Kerry Washington.
But his union with the 49ers makes sense for both the team and player. The savvy 49ers made a low-risk, high-reward move, signing the cornerback to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million, which reportedly did not include any guaranteed money. Asomugha, meanwhile, can still bank the $4 million the Eagles owe him.
And Asomugha’s aggressive style is a better match with San Francisco, following his disastrous two-year stint with the Eagles.
“Bottom line is I didn’t get it done,” Asomugha said. “I’ve always wanted to dominate and be the best.”
Just three offseasons ago, he was considered the second best cornerback in the NFL — after Darrelle Revis. Offenses avoided Asomugha. In 2009 he had just one interception and four passes defended because teams threw to the other side of the field rather than t...