NFL Rumors: Atlanta Falcons High Interest in Jon Asamoah


Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jon Asamoah (73) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve covered the situations with Geoff Schwartz and Branden Albert over the last few days but we haven’t talked much about Jon Asamoah. The demand for Kansas City’s offensive guard is continuing to grow. The latest report has the Atlanta Falcons have expressed heavy interest.

From Aaron Wilson at National Football Post:

"The Atlanta Falcons have an extremely high degree of interest in Kansas City Chiefs free agent offensive guard Jon Asamoah, according to league sources. Signing Asamoah could be an expensive proposition, though."

The New York Jets have also expressed interest in Asamoah, along with “several other teams” according to the report.

At 25 years-old and with favorable grades from scouts and Pro Football Focus, Asamoah is bound to get a lot of money this off-season. It would seem highly unlikely the Chiefs would be able to afford to bring him back if they lost Geoff Schwartz in free agency.

Based on these initial reports, the next few days are probably not going to be full of good news for the Chiefs so prepare yourself.