Josh Norman Visiting Washington

10:00pm: Norman could have an agreement with Washington by the end of the day tomorrow, according to Peter Schrager of FOX Sports (Twitter link), who adds that the deal is expected to be quite lucrative.

6:29pm: Norman is discussing five-year deals with both Washington and the 49ers, tweets Adam Schefter of Norman is expected to command at least $14MM, per Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (Twitter link), while Schefter says any deal will come in between $14-15MM.

5:39pm: Norman will visit Washington tomorrow, per Rapoport (Twitter link).

5:34pm: Washington and the 49ers are considered the frontrunners for free agent cornerback Josh Norman, according to Ian Rapoport of (Twitter link). Washington, in fact, has a solid offer on the table for Norman, tweets Jason La Canfora of, who confirms the 49ers’ strong interest. As Mike Jones of the Washington Post notes (via Twitter), Norman can’t finalize a deal for a few days since he recently changed agents.Josh Norman (vertical)

Norman, of course, has been the hottest non-draft story in the NFL since the Panthers rescinded his franchise tag yesterday, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Buccaneers, Dolphins, Rams, and Titans have all expressed interest, while Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman declined to close the door on a possible reunion.

Norman’s camp is all about exceeding an average of $14MM per year while still shooting for $15MM/year, La Canfora reported earlier today. Interestingly, he says that his camp does not seem as caught up in total guaranteed money. Last offseason, Darrelle Revis inked a five-year, $70MM deal with a whopping $39MM fully guaranteed. Norman, apparently, would like to edge that AAV while understanding that he won’t approach that gaudy guarantee.

Norman, 28, enjoyed a career-year in 2015 as he was named to the All Pro first team and selected for his first Pro Bowl. After producing career highs in both interceptions (four) and passes defensed (18), Norman is in great position as he demands a multi-year payday. Norman was well-regarded by advanced metrics as well, finishing as the league’s 12th-best corner byPro Football Focus’ grades.

If they are able to land Norman, Washington may be more likely to trade down from pick No. 21, opines John Keim of (Twitter link).

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13 comments on “Josh Norman Visiting Washington

  1. aarongill

    Balkee….. Don’t screw this up….. Oh wait you will.

    • Thronson5

      He always does. In trying not to get excited over the 9ers supposedly be one of the lead teams for his services because I already know how he operates. He screws everything up. Hard to find anyone who wants to play for him and York now a days even with Norman loving the 9ers as a franchise.

  2. Why in the world would the 49ers, a team that isn’t near contention and doesn’t sign big ticket free agents, sign 28 year old Josh Norman? I think it’s “just before the draft so lets make stuff up” time… And of course Norman’s agent would like there to be competition from teams that still have money left…

    • Jeremy

      It helps the defense. He can be the number one CB and move Brock where he most comfortable the slot

    • Bc they have cap space is why its plausible.

  3. whereslou

    The Giants should sign him and sell tickets the first time him and Beckham meet that would be entertaining.

    Not sure why any decent FA would go to the dumpster fire in Santa Clara. People are requiring early to get out. DC isn’t much better he has to be using them to get another team to up their offer.

    • aarongill

      Retiring early to get out of there? Really. Willis had a foot injury, Borland had already made up his mind before he was drafted, smith was getting old anyway. Think before you write or speak.

    • UnanymousSuperBowler

      There is no reason for the giants to sign him and they can’t and why would they if they? They need their money for other things

  4. Thronson5

    Well the defense actually have some pretty good players and if you add Norman that makes them stinger that’s why they’d sign him and even though they lost Boone their O Line is actually better this year especially IF Anthony Davis comes back so if they draft defense or O Line in the first round and got Norman they’d be significantly better this season with a way better coach

  5. Gary333

    I’ll believe he’ll go to the Niners when I see him sign the contract. Until then I won’t believe a word the Niners say about opening the coffers for big time FA’s!

  6. Miklo916

    Yes go to Washington so DEZ can eat him up hahahahaha

    • UnanymousSuperBowler

      You mean dez bryant? The wide reciever bigshot gone for broke?

  7. jsloan

    Oh…he’s visiting Washington State? That’s cool.

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