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Whenever the lockout finally gets resolved and free agency opens, the clamor for Bob McNair to open his wallet for Nnamdi Asomugha will reach a fevered pitch. While I agree that the Texans need to make a spirited run at the No. 1 CB on the market, what if Asomugha just flat out doesn't want to be a Texan? What's the contingency plan?
It should be Johnathan Joseph. And frankly, calling Joseph a "contingency plan" is a bit of a misnomer. He's a stud, and he's hardly a consolation prize. Let's discuss a bit further after the jump.
By way of introduction, here's a brief primer on Johnathan Joseph from our friends over at Cincy Jungle. There should be plenty of competition for Joseph's services, and with good reason: In a deep free agent class for cornerbacks, Joseph, in my mind, is clearly the second most appealing option, behind Asomugha.
Joseph is almost three years younger than Nnamdi, and Joseph should come (perhaps only slightly) cheaper. Joseph, like nearly any free agent corner of note, would represent an immediate upgrade for the Texans, and I like the thought of him being responsible for half the field infinitely more than Antonio Cromartie, Ike Taylor, Carlos Rogers, or any other option whose first name doesn't start with two consonants.
Heck, depending on the kind of money Nnamdi pulls down in relation to Joseph, I might even prefer Joseph to Asomugha. Is that heresy?
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