Asante T. Samuel, renowned American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) is in the limelight for his latest deal.has restructured his contract and hit a jackpot with the Falcons, and that was something he had been looking forward to for a very long time.
According to the Boston Globe, he said, “I wanted to be a Falcon, so we made it work.”
The Falcons seem pretty confident about their new decision. They picked up Asante Samuel on Wednesday and soon revealed the news for all NFL fans.
Samuel's contract with the Falcons is a three-year, $18.5-million deal. His prior contract with the Philadelphia Eagles was supposed to get him $9.9 million in 2012 and another hefty sum of $11.4 million in 2013. Nevertheless, Asante Samuel is now going to play for the Falcons and he is also very happy about it.
In a statement shared by the same website, he said, “The Falcons already have an excellent team and excellent coaches and schemes and talent and all that good stuff. I’m just going to add to the bunch to get the one common goal.’’ His fans are pretty excited about this change as well and that’s evident from the traffic and comments on his Twitter account.
Samuel further assured that people were taking this as a positive change in his career, saying, “I’m getting [followers] every second of the minute. It’s fun. Everybody is excited and pumped up. It feels like I’m a missing link, so we’ll see how this thing goes.’’
Asante T. Samuel has had a pretty decent past NFL record. He used to play college football at Central Florida and was later recruited by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
With his hard work and passion, Samuel won two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and reached the postseason eight of his first nine seasons in the National Football League. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles for four seasons - which was quite a long and successful stint for him.
Samuel was considered to be one of the most sought-after free agents of the 2008 NFL offseason. Within minutes of the start of free agency in February 2008, he signed a six-year, $56-million contract with the Eagles which has now ended.