Sep 15, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (28) commits a pass interference penalty on Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated San Francisco 29-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Should Try To Get Asomugha


Today, the San Francisco 49ers released veteran cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.  Although it wasn’t much of a surprise considering the depth on the 49ers roster and all the young talent that they have, one team that could be desperate for his services are the Minnesota Vikings.

Aug 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) warms up before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Despite being a poor scheme fit, Minnesota is desperate to find something that can help this struggling secondary.  Rookie Xavier Rhodes has been shouldering a lot of the load, followed by the struggling A.J. Jefferson and Josh Robinson.  If nothing, Asomugha could act as a mentor for the young players hoping to make a name for themselves in the league.

The Vikings could easily handle Asomugha’s $1 million base salary if they claim him off waivers.  This is a move that the Vikings should try their hardest to pull the trigger on.

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  • Tim Floranz

    Vikings should get nnamdi we have nobody else harrison smith is out for like 6 weeks

  • Tim Floranz

    Vikings should get nnamdi we have nobody else harrison smith is out for like 6 weeks

  • Wayne Davis

    As soon as this earlier today that exactly came to mind

  • Daniel Laxen

    On the surface it appears like a good pick up, but did you see him play in Philly? He was awful and that’s why he was let go. That and his gigantic salary cap number. When he was in Oakland he was deemed a shut down corner, but the fact was he was the best corner on that team and the opponents determined that he was the guy to stay away from. That helped his numbers to be sure. They also played plenty of man coverage there. He’d be better than what the Vikings have for sure though. Injuries have destroyed that secondary that was already thin to begin with.

    • Wayne Davis

      I agree totally Daniel … But I’m pretty sure philly wasn’t use him the same way that Oak was …this is one of the big issue IMO with some of the coaches in the league trying to make player play to the scheme instead of playing them to them strengths?…Robinson is a perfect example of that they keep trying to work him in the slot?

      • Daniel Laxen

        It does have much to do with the defense that the teams play. In Philly they played more zone and he was better in man…The Vikings play zone and he has shown that’s not his forte’. Problem with Robinson is he doesn’t tackle well. I look for the Vikings to move away from the zone that they employ, but the lack of quality defenders, and depth makes the cover 2 the most feasible option…

  • Northwoods

    Can he catch a ball that hits him in the hands? Sign him.