Asante Samuel probably isn’t going to net the Eagles squadoosh in trade value this offseason

Apparently Asante Samuel is upset that the Eagles have reportedly shopped him multiple times ever since they dealt Kevin Kolb for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2 a few months ago.  Samuel went on 97.5 the Fanatic today, and Tim McManus got Asante talking about his disappointment in the Eagles. Per Pro Football Talk:

“Definitely, it doesn’t sit well with me,” Samuel said.  “Definitely, I’ve been nothing but what they expected me to be when they brought me there. . . .  Definitely, it doesn’t sit well with me.  And obviously they don’t want me there, so life goes on.  So we’ll see where I’ll be at.”

Definitely.  Anyway, he continued:

“Well, as long as I’m getting paid I’m gonna do my job,” Samuel said.  “So whoever [is] cutting the check, I do my job. . . . So I’m not worried about that.  I just know in the back of my head they don’t want me there.  So, you know, that’s not gonna leave.  They put it out there so everybody could know that, so I know that and everybody knows that.  So it’s in the back of my head.  And Asante Samuel is a business entity first, so I’m going to make sure I handle my business accordingly.”

Even before the Eagles traded for DRC (and also before the Eagles acquired Nnamdi Asomugha), I viewed DRC as Samuel’s replacement, not just someone to play opposite him.  Here’s what I said at the time:

The Eagles always think 2-3 years in advance.  Back in 2002, the Eagles had one of the best CB tandems in the league (Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor) and shocked pretty much everyone by selecting corners in each of the first two rounds in that year’s draft.  They knew Taylor’s contract was set to expire after the 2003 season, at which point he’d be 30 years old and in demand of a huge contract, which he ultimately got in Seattle.  Troy Vincent’s deal was also to end after the 2003 season, at which point he’d be 32.  Vincent signed a lucrative deal with Buffalo.  Perhaps Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie shouldn’t be thought of as the player opposite Asante Samuel, but rather Asante Samuel’s eventual replacement.  Take a look:

CB 2011 contract (age) 2012 contract (age) 2013 contract (age) 2014 contract (age)
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie $950,000 (25) $1,128,750 (26) UFA (27) 28
Asante Samuel $5,900,000 (30) $8,400,000 (31) $10,400,000 (32) UFA (33)

Samuel will be 32 in 2013 and will make over $10 million.  Are the Eagles going to pay that?  Maybe.  Are they likely to re-up Samuel with a lucrative deal when he becomes a FA in 2014?  Don’t bet on it.  Should a trade for DRC come to fruition, obviously the Eagles would look to try to get a long term deal done with DRC before he’s set to be a free agent in 2013.  It would be a deal with the foreseeable future in mind, not just 2011.

Forget the $10.4 Samuel is due in 2013.  With Samuel having a down year, it’s looking extremely unlikely that the Eagles will pay Samuel the $8.4 million he’s due in 2012.  They still have a trio of really good corners in Nnamdi Asomugha, DRC, Joselio Hanson, and a couple of young guys the Eagles love in Curtis Marsh and Brandon Hughes.  It’s almost a foregone conclusion at this point that Asante Samuel will not be an Eagle in 2012.

So that begs the question, what’s he worth?  Honestly, I can’t imagine teams will be beating down the Eagles’ doors to pay an aging (and perhaps declining) corner the kind of money left on his deal, that can’t tackle and only wants to play his own style of football.

Yeah, but his new team can work out a new deal with him as part of a deal though, right?  Asante Samuel has major dollars left on his deal, and he thinks he’s the best corner in the game.  Know how I know that? Because I’ve heard him yell it repeatedly at training camp.  The point here is… fat chance Asante even considers a pay cut.

We’re in Week 7 of the NFL season, and the trade deadline has passed.  The next offseason is an eternity away, so it’s pointless to put a draft pick value on Asante head at this point.  But I’ll say this… If you’re an Eagles fan and you’re thinking the Eagles will get anything higher than a 4, don’t get your hopes up.


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    Dude hasn’t even been trying since day one. He’s had multiple opportunities to make tackles on players that are about to go in for touchdowns and either hasn’t made an effort or failed miserably.

    It’s sad because I honestly think he cares about the franchise and wants to play for this team, but sees the writing on the wall. As for him saying he’s going to put forth a full effort and blah blah blah, well I’ve yet to see that.

    I expect him to play less and less as the season progresses. He may even end up being inactive. If not he’ll still be riding the pine.

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