If Nnamdi Asomugha wants to wear jersey number 24 for the San Francisco 49ers during their season opener against the Green Bay Packers, the veteran cornerback is going to have to cough up more than the $24,000 he’s offered Anthony Dixon for the digits.
Asomugha, who heads into his 11th season in the NFL and first with the 49ers, definitely has more cash to offer up. The question is, how much will it take to pry number 24 away from Dixon, a third-year running back.
According to a story on CSNBayArea.com, Dixon said:
"I worked hard to get that number when I first got here. I worked hard to get it off somebody else. I've been No. 24 since high school and college."
Asomugha spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders and earned three Pro Bowl appearances as one of the league’s top shutdown corners. In 2011, Asomugha signed a five-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles that included $25 million guaranteed, but he wasn't anywhere close to the same player and he was released after just two years.
So how much is the jersey number worth to Asomugha and is there a price that Dixon is willing to accept for it? If he doesn’t come up with the right deal, Asomugha will likely start the 2013 season wearing jersey number 28.
If Dixon does give up the jersey number, he’ll also have to change his cool twitter handle of Boobie24Dixon.
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