Norman and the Redskins agreed to a five-year deal, announced on Friday night. It is a contract that could be worth up to $75 million, with $50 million in guaranteed money. Both Norman and the Redskins tweeted out the news immediately after the announcement.
The Panthers rescinded the franchise tag from Norman just two days ago, making him an unrestricted free agent after the two sides could not come to terms on an extension. The tag was originally placed on him a month ago, guaranteeing the cornerback $13.952 million in 2016.
Norman began visiting teams the next day, and was said to be choosing between the 'Skins and Saints early Friday. New Orleans reportedly wanted to restructure the cornerback's contract, which may have been the deal-breaker.
Redskins players, including DeAngelo Hall and Kirk Cousins, took to Twitter to welcome their new teammate, just 24 hours after using the social media platform to try and lure the star to sign in our nation's capital.
The move leaves the Redskins with just $11.4 million left available in the salary cap. Although, it was worth it, as the team fills a hole on the defensive side of the ball that was much-needed. Despite the move, the Redskins still sit at 40-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, and 20-1 to win the NFC.
Norman recorded a career-high four interceptions, 16 passes defensed, and 56 tackles last season. After seeming confident that Carolina would not let him go, Norman will head to Washington next season, looking to continue to make the same game-changing impact on the football field.