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What If Nnamdi Asomugha Actually Would Take Less Money to Come to the New York Jets?

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I have been pretty vocal in that I would prefer the Jets resign both free agent starting receivers they have instead of just one along with Antonio Cromartie. I am also highly skeptical the team could get Nnamdi Asomugha. Let's imagine for a second, though, that Asomugha would be willing to take less money to come to New York as some have suggested.

My view would probably change then. Unlike Cromartie, Asomugha consistently dominates. He is an elite player, and championship teams are built with elite players. The Jets would pretty much be able to eliminate the top two receiving threats on other teams with Revis and Asomugha. That would give the defense plenty of options about blitzing or loading the middle of the field with guys in zones like in the Playoffs against the Patriots. Few teams are equipped to succeed with their third, fourth, and fifth best receivers carrying the load.

My preference is to see the receivers come back in a perfect world because they are younger than most other options and already have chemistry with Mark Sanchez. There are some big name veterans out there, though, who could come cheaply and do a reasonable impression of Holmes and Edwards. The only corner who can do a reasonable impression of Asomugha is already on the Jets.

I would not sign Nnamdi if he would cost the team both Holmes and Edwards. I do not want Mark Sanchez throwing to Patrick Turner. On the off chance Asomugha is willing to leave money elsewhere on the table to come to the Jets, I would be fine going with him, one of the receivers, and a cheap big name veteran wideout.

What do you think?