I want to win 'granddaddy of them all' says Redskins' Norman

Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:52pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Reaction poured in after the Washington Redskins landed All-Pro linebacker Josh Norman, who said on Friday night he wanted to win "the granddaddy of them all".

The free agent was signed by the Redskins on Friday to a deal for five years and $75 million, with a reported $50 million guaranteed.

After the Carolina Panthers surprisingly rescinded his franchise tag on Wednesday, the 28-year-old Norman visited the Redskins on Friday to close out the deal.

He was flown by private jet to Washington by the Redskins and was accompanied by his mother and several family members.

Norman's average salary per season will be $15 million, eclipsing Patrick Peterson's contract with the Arizona Cardinals ($14.01 million annually) to make Norman the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, according to ESPN.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to the playoffs here," Norman said Friday in an interview with the team's "Redskins Nation" show on CSN Mid-Atlantic.

"You guys went last year, I'm looking forward to going even deeper into the playoffs and then the Super Bowl. That's our motto ... that's the ultimate goal.

"I want to win the granddaddy of them all. I want to win the Super Bowl. And I'm not going to stop until I get back there. Because I know I will one day and then make the wrong a right."

Norman, entering his fifth season in the NFL, finished 2015 with a career-best four interceptions and was named to the Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro. He also had 56 tackles, 16 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while gaining acclaim as one of the league's best cornerbacks.   Continued...

Sep 27, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman (24) celebrates after intercepting a pass in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. Carolina defeated the Saints 27-22. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports