When the Washington Redskins landed free agent cornerback Josh Norman, it didn’t come as a massive surprise. The Redskins had been the favorites in the Norman sweepstakes, but I’m not sure that anyone actually thought Dan Snyder and company would hand over THIS type of deal.
Josh Norman's 5-year, $75M deal with the #Redskins includes $50M in guarantees, source said. Wow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2016
“Wow” is right. That’s a completely unreal contract. While I expected the Redskins to give Norman around $15 million per year, handing him $50 million guaranteed is a pretty scary number.
Washington fans have their fingers crossed that handing out this type of money to Norman was the right move, and you can bet that we’ll find out pretty quickly if it was. Norman will now face Odell Beckham Jr. and Dez Bryant twice a year.