Josh Norman has had enough. Weeks of bitter losses, back-to-back blowouts and failed expectations have taken their toll on the Washington Redskins cornerback. And in the aftermath of another lopsided defeat, Norman couldn’t help but be blunt. This isn’t what he envisioned when he agreed to wear burgundy and gold. He had banked on division titles, playoff berths and multiple postseason runs. But instead, Norman’s near two-year tenure has been punctuated by one disappointment after another. And Sunday was more of the same. “I came here to win a championship,” the former all-pro corner said shortly after the Redskins’ 30-13 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers officially eliminated them from playoff contention for a second straight season. “If we’re not doing that, what are we doing? Why are we here? “Because I’m not going to be a part of something that’s not going to go forward and win a championship,” Norman said. “That’s serious. I don’t care about the money, I don’t care about the fame, I don’t care about anything. The only thing I care about is that ring. You can strip me however you want to; strip all the titles I have to my name. If I don’t win a championship, that means it’s all for nothing.” Norman arrived in Ashburn in April 2016, courtesy of a five-year, $75 million deal, expecting to be a difference-maker on defense, the missing piece in a secondary that needed more star power and shutdown corner skills. But his high expectations have now been replaced by a sobering reality.
‘It’s just devastating’: Josh Norman vents about Chargers loss, his role in Redskins’ defense
Washington Post | Dec 11