Nnamdi Asomugha spent eight seasons in the Bay Area. Now he's heading back, although this time he'll be on the San Francisco side, playing for a team looking to get back to the Super Bowl after a disappointing loss in February to the Ravens in the big game.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that Asomugha and the 49ers have agreed to the terms of a contract that will bring one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL to San Francisco.
Asomugha is a physical cornerback that excels in man coverage. He falls flat when he's left in zone coverage too often, and that's the problem he saw in Philadelphia where passers earned an average rating of 120.6 when throwing into his zones in 2012. That's an "ouch" by anyone's standards.
Luckily for Asomugha, he'll likely be allowed to play a more physical style of coverage in San Francisco, and while it's unknown what the specifics of his contract will be, the 49ers will almost certainly be picking up an exceptionally solid cornerback for an exceptionally cheap price tag. In other words, it's a win, win scenario.
After being a free agent bust in Philadelphia, Asomugha will almost certainly play as if he has something to prove, and that's exactly what the 49ers will be hoping for.