Reactions To Josh Norman Signing

ESPN.com’s Matt Bowen writes that Josh Norman played with a “high-risk, high-reward mentality” while with the Panthers, a product of the team’s “zone-heavy defense.” Some fans may expect the cornerback to transition into more of a lock-down defender, but the writer notes that Washington will put Norman in a position to succeed.

Bowen predicts that defensive coordinator Joe Barry will use Norman in a variety of different formations, whether it be a deep three-man zone coverage or man-on-man opportunities. Ultimately, the writer believes it was a good signing for Washington, especially considering the presence of Odell Beckham and Dez Bryant in the division.

Let’s check out some more notes surrounding Washington’s signing of the All-Pro cornerback…

  • The Panthers reportedly offered Norman $44MM over four years, tweets Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.
  • The signing of Norman may remind some in Washington of the lucrative deal signed by Albert Haynesworth in 2009, writes ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio.
  • ESPN.com’s John Keim says the signing follows Washington’s recent trend of “unexpected” but “impactful” additions. The team added wideout DeSean Jackson in 2014, and they signed linebacker Junior Galette last offseason.
  • While the 49ers were reported to have interest in Norman, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that the organization never made a hard push to sign the corner. The writer adds that Norman never scheduled an interview with the 49ers.
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5 comments on “Reactions To Josh Norman Signing

  1. vltrophy

    Don’t forget Norman

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  2. vltrophy

    It didn’t post my full comment. That sux

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  3. dstuart

    Someone tell the dumb ass leading the 49ers that he has the most cap space in the league and that he’s the GM and that Free Agency started

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    • rycm131

      I heard they may sign Kevin Daft to play some QB

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      • dstuart

        What about Daft Punk? Can’t rule anyone out at this point

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