Oakland Raiders: Analyzing the Nnamdi Asomugha Dilemma

Tough decision: Should he be re-signed or should he be let go?

I'm sure many of you are thinking, "It's not a tough decision at all. Nnamdi Asomugha is the best cornerback in the league, we have to keep him." While I understand your feelings, there's much more to this than a simple matter of keeping or letting go of a great player.

Most would agree that Asomugha is one of, if not the best cover cornerback in the NFL. I don't know of anyone that doesn't think Asomugha is the best player on the Oakland Raiders for that matter.

Only Darrelle Revis can challenge his place as the best cornerback in the league, and the only other person who has an argument for best player on the Raiders is Richard Seymour.

We all know Asomugha's contract has been voided, and that he is going to be one of the most coveted free agents when the lockout ends—if it ever ends.

What are the ramifications of losing this great player? What would the advantages be? Are there any advantages? What are the consequences of keeping him?

In this article I will attempt to explore the pros and cons of Nnamdi Asomugha leaving the Raiders to play elsewhere as well as the pros and cons of re-signing him to continue playing for the Raiders.

As I mentioned before, Asomugha's contract has been voided and he is a free agent. Owners and general managers will be throwing obscene amounts of money at him in an attempt to secure his services for their team.

Most "experts" think he will be offered between $15 million and $16 million by most teams. That's a lot of money to pay for one player that isn't scoring touchdowns or racking up yards and first downs.

Sure, he's shutting down one side of the field, but doesn't that simply put more pressure on the players on the other side of the field?

At this moment the Raiders have approximately 25 free agents and some gaping holes in the roster that need to ...

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