What the Redskins could do with Josh Norman moving forward
The Washington Redskins should cut Josh Norman after this season. I am a huge fan of Norman, even owning a jersey. That being said, the time has come. There’s no point in keeping Josh anymore.
His price-tag is way too high with the little to no production that is given from No. 24. With a $15.5 million cap hit, the Redskins should steer clear of that as their young talent in the secondary like Fabian Moreau, Quinton Dunbar, and Jimmy Moreland all progress as a unit.
Cutting Josh Norman would save the Redskins $12.5 million that the Redskins could parlay into talent in other areas of need on the roster. With a relatively deep NFL 2020 free agent class, the Redskins can truly snag a couple of pieces that could make immediate impacts with the cap space created from moving off of Norman.
Norman’s level play has dropped off significantly as the Redskins have two players at his position who are better than he is.
Since moving to the outside, Fabian Moreau has popped off the screen as he’s had three interceptions in two games, as well as three pass breakups as the outside corner opposite Quinton Dunbar. As Moreau has transitioned into being an outside corner, he’s certainly been a big reason why the Redskins have picked up back to back wins despite being heavy underdogs.
It was a fun ride, Josh, and we’ll never forget your interview after that Raiders game back in 2017, or the Peanut Punch against Green Bay in 2016. But it’s time to move on now.