19 Feb 2009
The Raiders are, apparently, finalizing a contract at the moment with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha that would pay Asomugha $26 million in guaranteed money over the first two years.
Hat tip to PFT through SI.com.
UPDATED: The deal is three years, $45.3 million. The first two years and $28 million are all guaranteed, and in the third year, Asomugha makes either $16.875 million or the average of the salaries of the top five quarterbacks -- not cornerbacks -- in football. He gets whichever is higher. If the Raiders don't exercise that third option, he becomes a free agent and the Raiders won't have the ability to franchise him.
Wow. Although it doesn't seem like it at first because of the $45.3 million figure, Asomugha's likely going to become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history by the time his contract is done.
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