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Why Nnamdi Asomugha To The 49ers Makes Sense

All of the Darrelle Revis to San Francisco speculation is... Well speculation. Bringing him in on a one year deal isn't a move that is good for the future and an extension would be too pricey, he demands too much money (roughly 16 million per year) and the Jets would ask for too much in return for Revis. Revis is a great player, don't get me wrong. But he will be 28 by the start of the season and is coming off of a torn ACL. There is no secret that the 49ers need an upgrade in the secondary. The best option for the 49ers is not Revis, but Nnamdi Asomugha.

Asomugha was signed by the Eagles prior to the 2011 season and after 2 disappointing seasons in Philadelphia he seems as good as gone. Asomugha was doomed from the start with the Eagles who run a Cover 2 defense. Revis is a bump and run in you're face corner. In Oakland Asomugha was in man coverage most of the time and was a perennial All-Pro.

To get Asomugha in the red and gold would be much less of a cap hit and also we would be able to keep all of our picks in April's draft. He is a California native who went to the University of California and played the first 8 years of his career for the Oakland Raiders and has never played for a true title contender which makes the 49ers a good destination for Asomugha. The 49ers could bring the corner in on a 2-3 year deal for roughly 5-6 million per year which is very affordable. The Niners were openly talking to FA cornerbacks at the combine last weekend and there is plenty of speculation that Carlos Rogers could be on his way out. If and when Nnamdi hits the market he should become our number one target. Asomugha, Brown and Culliver sounds like an intriguing trio in the secondary that could put the 49ers defense over the top.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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