NFL Free Agency 2011: Waiting For Nnamdi

And so the wait continues…

The decision by the Houston Texans to invest big money in free agent cornerback Jonathan Joseph last night, seemingly opened a clear path for Nnamdi Asomugha to come to the New York Jets, sooner rather than later as many expected the deal to go down last night.

Yet, we wait…

There was still good word this morning, with Adam Schefter saying on Sportscenter that it is “80 percent” that Asomugha is ending up on the Jets and Rich Cimini of ESPN New York Tweeting that “Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum will be high-fiving each other soon #Nnamdi #Jets.”

So, yes it still appears the Jets are the clear front runner but there is holdup on hammering out the financial details while teams like the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys lurk with more money. At this point, it would be a true disappointment if Asomugha doesn’t end up in New York with this much hype around him. Yet, I would hesitate to criticize the Jets because the only free agent they have lost out on so far is Brad Smith, who was good as gone anyway.

Antonio Cromartie and Braylon Edwards are still lingering on the market and the Randy Moss to the Jets talk does sound serious. Nobody else has signed Eric Smith, Brodney Pool, Drew Coleman, or Shaun Ellis yet.

Stay tuned…

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports