Like many big-time players that have endured the chaos in D.C., Josh Norman seems to have finally had enough of the Washington Redskins.
Following an embarrassing loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 14 — a game that was over by halftime — Norman ripped into his team and hinted he’s ready to move on.
“I came here to win a championship,” Norman said after Sunday’s 30-13 loss, via Kimberly A. Martin of the Washington Post. “If we’re not doing that, what are we doing? Why are we here? Because I’m not going to be a part of something that’s not going to go forward and win a championship. That’s serious. I don’t care about the money, I don’t care about the fame, I don’t care about anything. The only thing I care about is that ring. You can strip me however you want to; strip all the titles I have to my name. If I don’t win a championship, that means it’s all for nothing.”
Norman also seems frustrated that the Redskins refuse to allow him to shadow teams’ best receivers, opting instead to keep him locked into one side of the formation regardless of who’s lined up opposite. That’s understandable. He’s one of the better lockdown cornerbacks in the NFL and has had success against elite receivers. So it’s always shocking when he’s lined up against No. 2 and No. 3 receivers as teams exploit this strategy.
Since Norman signed a deal in Washington following a difference of opinion with the Carolina Panthers about his worth, things have gone downhill. The Redskins are 5-8 heading into the final three games and have been an unmitigated disaster all season long. Coming from a team that made it to Super Bowl 50, this isn’t sitting well with Norman, who appears to be looking for a way out.