Nnamdi Asomugha: I Have A Bigger Chip On My Shoulder


In two years in Philadelphia Nnamdi Asomugha went from being compared to Darrelle Revis, to the butt of constant jokes and criticism at the end last season.

Asomugha who was due $15 million by the Eagles this season was subsequently released and jettisoned out-of-town.  The embattled cornerback just signed a one year deal with the 49ers, and told CSN Bay Area that he’s playing with a “huge chip on his shoulder.”

“I don’t think the stage of my career matters that much. I don’t know that there’s been a season where I didn’t go in feeling like I had something to prove. I’ve had a chip on my shoulder every year that I’ve played. I think, obviously, it’s bigger this year because of the adversity I went through in Philadelphia. But it’s always been a part of my game is coming in and showing what I can do and now being able to be here and start fresh with that, it’s a great opportunity for that.”

The 49ers return all five cornerbacks who were in their rotation last season, so he’s not necessarily guaranteed a starting role in the bay area.

There has been some conversation about moving him to safety, but his lack of wanting to tackle makes that doubtful also.