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Will Nnamdi be a Jet because he wants to be an actor?

42nd NAACP Image Awards - Red Carpet

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Professional football player Nnamdi Asomugha arrives at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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Nnamdi Asomugha will be this year’s biggest free agent prize, and his interest in acting could play a part in determining where he goes.

Chris Mortensen pointed out on ESPN Radio this morning that Asomugha wants to act when he’s done playing football, and that could help the Jets attract Asomugha even though they probably won’t be the team that offers him the most money.

“Asomugha is interesting because the Houston Texans, probably, are going to make him the biggest offer,” Mortensen said. “Yet you keep hearing that Nnamdi wants to go somewhere where he can begin to focus on his post-playing career, even though he’ll give his all as he’s playing, and he has a great interest in being an actor, whether it’s in theater or whatever, and that could factor into it.”

Mortensen was quick to add that “I find it hard to believe that would be the final determining factor,” but it is worth considering: Asomugha has appeared on TV shows like Friday Night Lights and The Game, and if he wants to broaden his acting horizons, New York is the best NFL city to do that.

But I’ve got a feeling that Asomugha will go to the team that offers him the most money. He can act where ever he wants during the offseason.