No, seriously. By the time I found out that the Saints were "in" on Josh Norman I had enough time to say "how is that even possi..." before I read that he was officially a Redskin. It's all for the best I suppose. I am not exactly a cap guru (and I wasn't about to put the time into becoming one on a Friday night), but everyone that knows anything about salaries seems to think the Saints are already getting bent over the barrel by them. That being said, if you left me alone with my own thoughts for long enough I would have convinced myself that Josh Norman was going to be bullying Cam Newton from the other side of the rivalry next year. Doesn't matter how much evidence to the contrary there was, if I had been given ten more minutes there would have been visions of pick 6's dancing around in my head. What can I say? It's the optimist in me.
Credit to Sean Payton for doing his best to lock down the outside by trying to get another (shoutout to Delvin Breaux) shutdown corner, but I can only imagine it was nothing more than due diligence. I can't see the "I know you just got let go from the Panthers because they didn't think they could pay you, but how do you feel about sticking it to them by coming to New Orleans for 6 cents on the dollar?!?" sell working too well. I tip my hat to Josh Norman and his representation for trying to leverage as much money out of the Redskins as possible, but using the team that barely has enough available cash to draft a 7th round punter was probably a questionable choice. Oh well, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I'm just glad that Sean Payton still has the gumption to be launching up buzzer beaters on the heels of his 5 year extension.
P.S. 50 million GUARANTEED?!? Guess Josh Norman doesn't even have to worry about the fact that Daniel Snyder free agents notoriously fall flat on their face. Not that the Saints recent free agency history is all that much better.