The pre-Super Bowl favourite right now is without question the Philadelphia Eagles.
On Friday the reigning NFC East Division champions just became scary defensively with the signing of Nnamdi Asomugha from the Oakland Raiders to a five year deal worth $60 million.
That means the Eagles can put Asomugha on one side of the field, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who the Eagles acquired Thursday via a trade with the Arizona Cardinals for quarterback Kevin Kolb, on the other side.
Teams playing the Eagles will now be scared to pass the football, giving more value to running backs facing Philadelphia.
The signing of Asomugha also makes Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel expendable, so don’t be surprised if the Eagles’ General Manager Howie Roseman puts the two-time Super Bowl champion on the market before the season starts.
With the secondary unbelievable, Philadelphia, who already was strong offensively with the rapid resurgence of Michael Vick (best quarterback right now in the NFL), are hands down the Super Bowl favourite.
The Eagles also signed quarterback Vince Young to back up Vick. The third overall pick out of Texas in 2006 had ten touchdowns and three interceptions for the Tennessee Titans in 2010.
The Eagles were not the only team to sign a star cornerback Friday. The Houston Texans were able to open their wallet and sign Jonathan Joseph from the Cincinnati Bengals to a 5 year deal worth $48.5 million, of which $12.5 million is guaranteed.
On another note, it is interesting that the city of Philadelphia has the current World Series favourite and Super Bowl favourite.
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