It's no secret that Washington Redskins' cornerback Josh Norman
Now, Norman's name has disappeared as quickly as it was popularized after a few seasons on his new deal. One man, Ron Rivera, had a bit of input on the topic.
Ron Rivera on how Josh Norman might handle not being the same player: "We played a little different style of defense compared to what they're playing and that's all I'll say about that... Josh has always been a terrific player in my eyes. For us he did a great job."— John Keim (@john_keim) October 10, 2018
Rivera seems to be hinting that Norman's career year back in 2015 was a product of Carolina's great defense as a whole, or at least because of the team's scheme. The theory really isn't that far-fetched.
However, Norman hasn't been able to produce anywhere near that production as a Redskin. His first season in Washington saw him get his fair share of interceptions, but his playmaking ability as a whole took a step back and never recovered.
Norman hasn't picked off a pass since 2016 and through 5 games in 2018 hasn't defended a single pass. The former star is letting opposing quarterbacks throw all over him.
So, is it possible that Rivera is right here? Was Norman simply a product of the system in Carolina? It's more than plausible. Josh had one really great season and has been a no-show for almost every year since. In all likelihood, the corner got hot for a stretch in 2015 and had everything else fall into place for him.
That $75 million sure does look questionable now.