What the Redskins could do with Josh Norman moving forward
Cutting Josh Norman
This is not only the most realistic option but the option the Redskins should advance towards after this 2019 season concludes. Josh Norman will be making $15.5 million in the final year of his contract. With only a $3 million dead cap value, the Redskins should look to save those $12.5 million as quick as you’re reading this sentence.
As I stated earlier, nearly 50 percent of the NFL ran man coverage on 41 percent or more on their defensive snaps. Unless you’re bringing in a zone-heavy defensive coordinator, and with the Redskins running man last season at 45.1 percent clip, the Redskins should look for a much more versatile fit in their cornerback room.
Additionally, it seems as if Josh Norman has checked out mentally. With the videos of him giving literally zero effort on special teams and pre-game in a Redskins hoodie sitting on the bench of the Carolina Panthers, it’s just time to move on.
Norman has had a couple of instances in the locker room as a member of the Burgundy and Gold, like last season in New Orleans he was benched by Jay Gruden for having his headphones on while the coach addressed the team at half-time. Norman hasn’t been the most ideal fit on and off the field, as both sides need to shake hands and go their separate ways.