The San Francisco 49ers had a stake in the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes, as it looked like they were going to need a veteran corner to shore up the pass defense and replace Nate Clements. As it turns out, Asomugha turned himself toward the east and the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Niners signed Carlos Rogers to a one-year deal.
Seven weeks into the 2011 NFL season, it looks as if San Francisco was the winner. Asomugha has struggled to adapt to his role in Philly with a max contract, while Rogers is thriving with a career high three interceptions and is on a Pro Bowl trajectory. And now it looks as if he wants to stay with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and the Niners for the long haul. Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area has more on the story.
"If we can get something worked out, that would be great," Rogers told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday. "My agent (Todd France) knows that I like what's going on here. I want to be here. This has been great for me, and I would love to get something worked out for five, six years."
Rogers signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the 49ers in the offseason after seeing many of the other top free agents sign lucrative multi-year deals around the NFL.
That Rogers doesn't even want to wait for free agency before getting the extension shows how confident he is about how things are going in San Francisco. Sometimes things do work out for the best in the NFL.
For more on Rogers and the 49ers, go to Niners Nation.