The Washington Redskins have reportedly signed cornerback Josh Norman whopping five year, 5 year, $75 million contract.
Josh Norman's 5-year, $75M deal with the #Redskins includes $50M in guarantees, source said. Wow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2016
That’s notable here because the Pittsburgh Steelers take on Washington in Week One, the first Monday night game of the season. It’ll pit Norman, one of the league’s best corners, against Antonio Brown, one of the league’s top receivers. And, of course, those in Pittsburgh will gladly call Brown the best receiver in the league and rightly so.
I don’t believe Norman and Brown have ever squared off before in the NFL. Though the Steelers and Panthers did meet in 2014, Norman played just 11 defensive snaps according to Pro Football Reference.
Norman has a reputation of getting in receiver’s heads, or at the least, annoying them. He apparently takes on the persona of a different character for each big-time matchup. This CBS article goes through the story and all the different people he’s acted like, ranging from Batman to Optimus Prime. I can only wonder what act he’ll bring for Week One. Regardless, he better bring his A game. He’ll need it against AB.