Trying to put two and two together to figure out where free agents will end up is about as hard as teaching a two-year-old algebra. While everyone has their reasons for thinking players will end up in one place over another, Chris Mortensen pointed out today an interesting reason why CB Nnamdi Asomugha could end up with Rex Ryan and the Jets – acting.
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.
Asomugha is going to demand top dollar, and while he could come right in and take the spot of Antonio Cromartie, who has already declared that he isn’t giving the Jets a hometown discount. The Jets have a lot to deal with in free agency, but if they could land Asomugha, their stock as possibly the best team in the AFC will for sure rise up quite a bit.