September 15, 2016

He helped take the Panthers to the Super Bowl last season, and then got dropped in the offseason after Carolina withdrew its franchise tag offer. Now Josh Norman, 28, is the league’s highest paid corner, shouldering hopes for a Washington franchise. Norman is managing those expectations with his signature style: aggressively, creatively and loquaciously. Norman doubled down on his rivalry with Odell Beckham Jr., sparred with DeSean Jackson during training camp, and accepted an analyst role on FOX to raise his profile.

— Emily Kaplan

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