Life rarely presents a person with the perfect 'I told you so' moment. So when it does, you have to make the most of it, right?
That's what new Redskins cornerback Josh Norman did on Monday. Appearing on ESPN's Dan Le Batard Show, Norman was asked about the 1-3 Carolina Panthers giving up 300 receiving yards to Julio Jones on Sunday.
"You get what you pay for," he said of his former team. Such sweet schadenfreude.
When the topic first came up Sunday, Norman was a bit more subtle.
Josh Norman on Julio Jones 300 yard day: "I'm just gonna sip my tea on that one" #RedskinsTalk— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 2, 2016
But apparently his self-restraint ran out after 24 hours. And why shouldn't it? Norman has good reason to feel slighted.
For those who don't know the story, Norman spent the first four seasons of his career with Carolina. He made a name for himself by containing top receivers like Jones.
In all of their meetings last year, Jones managed a combined 9 catches for 113 yards while Norman was covering him. Jones had 10 catches for 107 yards with Norman on him in 2014, a year when Jones had been averaging 99.5 yards per game.
Norman had a breakout 2015 in which he received several votes for Defensive Player of the Year. But when it came time to negotiate a contract extension this past spring, Carolina didn't want to give their star CB the $14-15 million per year he thought he deserved, according to ESPN.
The Panthers rescinded his franchise tag and parted ways with him instead.
The Redskins stepped in and signed Norman to a five-year, $75 million deal to make him the highest paid CB in the league. That comes out to $15 million per year if he earns all the non-guaranteed money.
Through the first four weeks of the season, Norman has continued to shine for Washington while the Carolina defense flounders.
The Panthers must realize this is a bad look and want to move away from the conversation as soon as possible.
"I haven't thought about Josh on our defense since the minute he left," defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said via ESPN.
Sure you haven't, Sean.
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