Former NFL All-Pro Nnamdi Asomugha is Starring in a Movie on Amazon Prime

Jason Schandl
NFL All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is starring in a movie on Amazon Prime.
NFL All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is starring in a movie on Amazon Prime. / Rich Polk/Getty Images

Nnamdi Asomugha was one of the best defensive players in the NFL in the mid-2000's. A two-time All-Pro, Nnamdi started 99 games across eight seasons for the then-Oakland Raiders from 2003 to 2010 before finishing out his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.

Still just 39 years old, the former Raiders star appears to have made a successful transition to another career — acting.

Theatrical movie releases may be slowed down by the coronavirus pandemic, but streaming services are more popular than ever. Amazon's Prime Video will be streaming "Sylvie's Love," starring Asomugha and Tessa Thompson, starting on Christmas Day.

You'd be forgiven for having reservations about an athlete-turned-actor, but Asomugha actually looks pretty good in this trailer.

This isn't his first foray into acting, either. Asomugha appeared in an episode of "Friday Night Lights" back in 2009 when he was still in the NFL, and more recently his work in 2017's "Crown Heights" earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Male.

Having already reached the peak of his profession as a superstar cornerback, it will be interesting to see just how far Asomugha will go in his new career.

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