The New York Jets accomplished their priority in free agency this week by re-signing Santonio Holmes. The Jets have also signed a number of undrafted free agent rookies, as well as re-upped place kicker Nick Folk. There’s still work to be done though for Mike Tannenbaum and the rest of the Jets front office. After the splash that New England made on Thursday — signing Albert Haynesworth and Chad Johnson — perhaps the Jets will feel even more inclined to make a move for one of the prized free agents still on the market.
One of those guys is CB Nnamdi Asomugha. I’m not sure that it’s the best use of resources considering how solid the secondary already is, but Darrelle Revis sure sounds interested in adding the former Raider Asomugha. Revis explained to Michael Kay on Wednesday how dominant he thinks the Jets pass defense would be if the two of them teamed up in Rex Ryan’s defense.
After talking with Nnamdi Asomugha and hanging with him at the Pro Bowl do you think Asomugha wants to be a Jet?
“Me and him are good friends. We’ve had those talks jokingly at the Pro Bowl. I don’t know we had those talks. He said ‘I want to play with you.’ I said I want to play with you. It was that type of talk. Now we hear and this is the opportunity for it to happen, so I know as our organization is going to move forward that is one of our focal points to try to pursue Nnamdi.”
If you guys get Nnamdi Asomugha is it going to be impossible to throw the ball on your defense?
“I think it is going to be very difficult for opposing offenses to game plan on us I feel so. Not to brag or boast. I mean I don’t know man. The history of the NFL-football has been way before my time; I am only 26; I don’t know if there has been a one-two or the top corners on the same team on a defense, so it would be a great tandem. It would be a great tandem.”
At this point is signing Nnamdi Asomugha a priority for the New York Jets?
“I don’t know if it is a high priority, but it’s a focal point for us to look into that situation. Nnamdi is free right now, so I’m sure not just us, but I’m sure a lot of other teams are trying to get him. He’s a great corner. He’s the best in the league. Everybody right now is just trying to pursue him.”