A new #21 cornerback on the 49ers? Yes, please!

I for one would love to see Nnamdi in the red & gold. Where do I sign up? It’s not that he’s 30 and in his prime, nor that he is a two-time First-Team All-Pro with three Pro Bowls on his resume. It’s that Nnamdi Asomugha represents something the Niners haven’t had since 1994 with Deion Sanders : A shutdown corner.

In Asomugha’s case, after his eight-interception season in 2006, opposing offensive coordinators decided that ignoring Asomugha was more beneficial than challenging him. In the next four seasons he had one interception per in ’07-’09 and none in 2010; proof that rarely did he get challenged. The last 49er cornerback with that pedigree was Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson from the 1960s and 1970s (which I’ve met and have an autograph of!).  Continue reading “A new #21 cornerback on the 49ers? Yes, please!” A new #21 cornerback on t…