RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 11 (UPI) — After his first season as an All-Pro for the Carolina Panthers, Josh Norman arrived in Washington with big expectations. The Panthers released Norman in April, deciding he wasn’t worth a premium contract. But the Redskins disagreed, giving him the biggest contract in NFL history: $75 million over five years.
In his first two weeks at training camp, Norman was scrutinized each time a Redskins wide receiver beat him in practice. Following Tuesday’s practice, it was clear that he and his teammates aren’t worried. Playing in a zone defense, Norman allowed the lowest passer rating of any cornerback in 2015. Luckily for Norman, the Redskins like to use the same defense.