Puerto Rico was recent hit hard by a hurricane and is currently trying to repair the damages caused by the storm. Josh Norman has made a financial contribution to help the country.
Just over a year ago, the Washington Redskins brought Josh Norman into the fold on a huge contract. At the time, Norman’s franchise tag offer had been rescinded by the Carolina Panthers, and he hit the free agent market despite being one of the best cornerbacks in the league. The Redskins pounced at the time thanks in no small part to the 5 year, $75 million deal that they offered him.
Since joining the Redskins, Norman’s high level of play has continued. He has been a difference maker for the defense and he has definitely been a catalyst for them. Of course, Norman has also been known for his off-the-field trash talk, and he most recently targeted Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper after the Redskins beat the Oakland Raiders.
However, on Saturday evening, Norman made headlines for a different reason. He confirmed on Twitter that he would be donating $100K to Puerto Rico in order to help the country in wake of Hurricane Maria, which had severely damaged the area.
This is a very nice gesture by Norman. Hurricanes have been doing a great deal to of damage to various areas over the course of the past couple months, and the NFL has been proactive about helping places. Norman’s personal donation is generous and it is uplifting to see him be so willing to donate money to help others. Hopefully Norman’s money will help Puerto Rico to heal as the country tries to rebuild after the horrible storm that passed through.
The Redskins should be proud to have a man like Norman on their team. In the past, they have had players help other countries after natural disasters. Just last year, Pierre Garcon and Ricky Jean-Francois traveled to Haiti to deliver supplies to citizens after Hurricane Matthew caused damages. Norman is just one of many Redskins who have made a difference in the community. He is certainly a player who fans should be proud of to see in the burgundy and gold.