When the Redskins host the Carolina Panthers in Week 15, the focus will be on getting another win and continuing to improve their position in the NFC Playoff Picture.
But with cornerback Josh Norman taking the field against his former team, you can expect the buzz to be palpable.
Norman had an exceptional 2015 season with the Panthers, as he made a name for himself as an elite playmaking cornerback and one of the best trash-talkers in the NFL. Norman was a valued member of the Panthers and played an integral role in building the team's bond and relationship, one that played a large part in them representing the NFC in Super Bowl 50.
When asked during Monday's press conference about the team's decision to remove the franchise tag for Norman, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera declined to comment, but he was open to talking about whether the team ever thought about cutting ties with him earlier.
"No, no," Rivera quipped.
"We saw the talent. We saw the ability. We got frustrated with him. He's stubborn and hard-headed, but he's a heck of a talent," Rivera said with a chuckle.
"You don't give up on talented players like that. I know that coach [secondary coach Steve] Wilks put in a lot of work with Josh. Steve had a lot of faith that the kid [Josh] was going to be something special and we saw it at the end of the 2014 season ... we saw it when we first got him ... it was just a matter of him playing disciplined and playing within the scheme. We then saw it in 2014 and it really flourished in 2015."
What will it be like for Rivera and the Panthers player to see Norman again?
"He's a unique talent, he really is," Rivera stated. "It will be fun, or at least I think it will. He's gonna have a challenge and we're gonna have a challenge as well. It's going to be a unique set of circumstances seeing him out there. He'll bring his best game because he's going to want to play well and I know our guys will want to play well against him."
When called upon to stop the opposing team's No. 1 receiver, Norman has answered the bell and then some through 14 weeks. While the Redskins' defense still has its struggles, Norman has been as good as advertised.
On Monday he will get the chance to do it against his former teammates, a challenge he is more than willing to take head on.