Nnamdi Asomugha Open To Taking A Pay Cut To Remain Eagle

The Philadelphia Eagles 2012 season has been a disaster, and part of the issue was their defense, specifically their pass defense being such a liability.

A huge part of that secondary problem was the play of highly paid defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha who at times played uninspired and like didn’t want to be in Philadelphia.

With several changes on the horizon, there’s been a ton of talk about possibly releasing or trying to trade Asomugha if he didn’t take a pay cut.

Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fan and Philly Magazine is reporting that Asomugha might very well be open to restructuring that huge $60 million deal he signed in 2011.

Asomugha is set to make $15 million next season, $4 million of it guaranteed.  That won’t cut it seeing as he’s not in the Darrelle Revis type league anymore.

“I think really important. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” said Asomugha.

“Yeah, I mean all I can say right now is I really wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” he replied. “I definitely want to be back here.”

I think you have to keep either Asomugha or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but the idea of keeping both players at huge salaries is a no.

That idea has passed.  The Eagles need to retool on defense, and it will start with guys who can cover and most importantly tackle.