Today the Atlanta GM was questioned about the signing of Josh Norman and he said “not the direction we are going in.” Josh Normans franchise tag was taken away by the Panthers on Tuesday meaning he’s a unrestricted free agent. The Falcons have shown little to no interest in signing the CB who had a fantastic year. Here’s two reasons why:
•Salary Cap problem. Norman would have wanted a 5 year 80+ million dollar contract from ATL and lets just face the fact that we can’t pay him that.
•He maybe had a lucky year. Many people are speculating that Normans success in Carolina was based on Defensive scheme not personal talent. If this may be the case then ATL made a good choice to not go after him.