Former Panthers and Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has a new team. He has signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Buffalo Bills. According to the NFL’s Mike Garofolo, who announced the news via Twitter on Monday, the deal comes with incentives that can make the deal worth $8 million.
Sources: #Bills have agreed to terms with CB Josh Norman to a one-year deal worth $6 million base value with incentives that can get him to $8 million. Norman reunites with Sean McDermott, his defensive coordinator all four seasons with the #Panthers.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2020
Norman had one of his worst years in 2019 with Washington. He collected only one interception, one forced fumble and only 40 combined tackles last year. He also had one sack on the season. The Redskins cut him after the season concluded.
These numbers are far cries from his All-Pro and Pro Bowl year during his last year in Carolina. During that season Norman had four picks, two touchdowns, three forced fumbles and 56 combined tackles. Those two touchdowns were tied for the league lead for cornerbacks that year.
The incentive-based deal clearly means the Bills want to see if he can get back that kind of production before throwing a bunch of money at the 32-year-old. It is a win-win for both sides, as Norman will undoubtedly play harder for the team trying to earn that extra money.
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