By sharing some of the football cards from my collection, my goal is to put a spotlight on defensive backs who may have become underrated or have been forgotten by history.
Nnamdi Asomugha, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Topps 2012)
Nnamdi Asomugha’s NFL legacy is complicated.
At one point in his career, the Cal-Berkeley alum was widely considered the best cornerback in football, even though he played for teams that were not good.
When Asomugha finally did land on a team that was supposed to be good — with a massive contract in tow — he didn’t perform up to expectations and the team became worse during his time with them.
And then, it was like his career suddenly ended sooner than it should have. Continue reading