Report: Josh Norman seeking $16 million a year

AP

Darrelle Revis averages just over $14 million a year on his contract with the Jets, giving him the highest per-year average for a cornerback in the NFL. Josh Norman wants to blow that number away.

The Panthers put the franchise tag on Norman, meaning he has the option of signing that and taking a guaranteed salary of $13.95 million this year. But the Charlotte Observer reports that Norman wants about $16 million a year on a long-term contract.

Norman has indicated he’s in no hurry to get a deal done, saying he wouldn’t report to Organized Team Activities if the Panthers haven’t shown him the money.

The money Norman wants the Panthers to show him is significant. It may be a while before the two teams can come to an agreement.

149 responses to “Report: Josh Norman seeking $16 million a year

  1. Pay the man. He’s a very big reason the Panthers had home field advantage and made it to the Super Bowl. Split the difference. $15 mil a year.

  2. That’s way too much for a zone corner with help over the top. He’s being rediculous. Tag him this year, tag him next year… Let him walk at 30 years old all while trying to trade him.

  3. The window for the Panthers is slamming shut.
    What a blown SB opportunity that will be “dabbed” into history.

  4. A diva at CB and a coward at QB, won’t have to worry about the Panthers making it back to the super bowl.

  5. Sure pay the man…waste that cap money! He wouldn’t be half the player he is if he didn’t have such a good D-line and LB’s.

  6. My Giants really screwed teams like Carolina and Denver, and any other team with a talented CB or pass rusher whose contract is about to expire, by overpaying for Jenkins and Vernon.

  7. Hey Josh Odell says you suck!! and he’s right. you’re not worth half of what you want

    you were afraid to play him last year straight up thats why you felt you had to “Trump” him

  8. You know who I wouldn’t give this kind of money to in the NFL? A guy that has $13.95 million on the table and says I won’t show until you give me more. You know who I would give the money to? Players who show up, do there job and don’t complain that $13.95 million isn’t enough!

  9. 28 yrs old ? He will be a half step slower than younger WR’s in a year or two…….long term for ground breaking salary shouldn’t be in the equation for the Panthers front office.

    If he gets a long term big money deal he will be cut in a few years as his skill and speed get surpassed……happens every off season all over the NFL.

  10. “george1859
    Mar 27, 2016, 8:48 AM MDT
    The window for the Panthers is slamming shut.
    What a blown SB opportunity that will be “dabbed” into history”

    Lol@George

    Why bc the Panthers have a 24 year old best MLB in the game.. 26 year old MVP QB?? 2-time NFL coach of the year?

    ….yeah that window is shut….oooook bud I’m about to dab all over your dumb comment… And I don’t mean the dance move….

  11. My guess is you could put half the starting DB’s in the NFL behind the 2015 Panthers front seven and they would all think they are God’s gift to the position.

  12. Football is a rich man’s business. Get your money when & while you can! The owners do.

    Josh Norman like ALL players in the NFL are potentially 1 play away from a career ending injury.

    Take the money and run!

  13. I don’t fault the guy at all for wanting to cash in -go get that money boy. From the club’s perspective though . . . How much better is Norman than say a Malcolm Butler, who is slated to make $600k ?

  14. No doubt this guy had a great year. But he’s 28 and this is his first good year. How much longer is he at a high level? 3 years maybe? I say his tag amount is extremely fair

  15. We have to take a stand on this 16 mill is to much but whoever leaked this from his side may be just trying to drive the price up to Revis type money. I would like him in Carolina but I wouldn’t be upset if we can’t get it done there are a lot of players out there. We can’t tag him 2x because what r we gunna do if KK Short has the same or better impact next year he’ll get the tag to buy us time to get a deal done.

  16. Norman is a good corner, but $16M is too much to pay for any DB. At that asking price and with Norman’s age, the Panthers are better off going year to year with the franchise tag at this point.

  17. It’s not the players who are seeking this kind of money. It’s the agents that tell them… Hey… You’re worth this much or I can get you this much so just hold firm and see how much we can squeeze out of the team. Of course the player could tell the agent to be less of an ass hat or be fired…but…that’s not usually what happens.

  18. ncphinsfan says:
    Mar 27, 2016 10:42 AM
    He has talent, but one season proves nothing. What a shame for the Panthers. A rock and a hard place
    ——–
    You don’t pay a player based on past performance. You pay them based on how you project them to play over the terms of their new contract. It seems a lot of sport fans don’t realize this.

  19. as a Panther fan I like Norman & he is a big reason why we went to the SB this yr BUT he’s not worth 16 mil a yr on a long term deal I would offer a 2 or 3 yr deal with a team friendly out BUT i would find out what his trade value is before that

  20. ………..I’m glad I’m not a NFL owner….there is NO way I would pay half these players what they want…..he’s good but not 16 million a year good….maybe 6 million a year for a player who has talent BUT no leadership skills.

  21. how about selling some of those team selfies they were taking on the sidelines during games to make up the difference?

  22. If they were smart, they’d trade that primadonna for a 1st rder yesterday, but it’s Carolina. They’re not all that bright.

    Wait until they miss the playoffs this coming year.

  23. Come to New England we could use you. We have never won a SB without a shutdown corner. Belichick could ask Brady to take a paycut in order to afford signing Norman. I’m sure Brady would agree given he is almost 40 years old and will need all the help he can get to reach the SB.

  24. tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 27, 2016 11:55 AM
    Belichick would be wisely dealing him off if he was a Patriot.

    Carolina will stupidly cave.

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    G-Man has yet to miss on contract talks. There’s no way he gives anyone their asking price

  25. Gotta pay the pre game bat swinger half since that’s where he wins most of his match ups.

  26. This looks like it may last a long time. Ultimately, Norman has no choice but to sign and report for the tag amount. If he doesn’t, he loses his ability to negotiate until next season and he loses the current season.

    The tender price and increment next year are the starting point for any long term negotiated agreement……..Getting 3M plus per year above that just isn’t in the cards, unless they are simply incentives and goals, like winning SB, League MVP, etc…..

  27. I love it when other teams completely over pay overrated players, it totally depletes the tallent pool on the rest of the team!! Go ahead Panthers, Pay him so we can watch your team struggle with the salary cap & lose quality players for the next 5 years because you won’t be able to pay them!

  28. I would trade his extorting butt to Cleveland for a carton of cigarettes if I were the Carolina front office.

  29. How funny would it be if he tripped on the stairs tonight and destroyed his knee and watched that 13.95 mill go out the window? There is something that is inherently wrong, character wise, with people like Josh Norman…people like him are simply not good human beings.

  30. The Charlotte Observer article that is linked above is about many things. Josh Norman isn’t in the article’s title and his asking price is mentioned in about 2 sentences. The rest of the article is about the tough road that super bowl losers have had making it back the following year and how the players and coaching staff are preparing for that challenge.

    However, pft is more interested in pandering what they publish to the scared fans of other teams who have nothing better to do than throw shade on the best team in the NFC. Any time Pete Caroll or Bruce Arians make a statement about how ready their teams will be for next year, you see a positive article appear on this site. Here, pft has taken two sentences from an article about many different aspects of the Panthers, and stretched it into seven sentences (six if you don’t count the fragment in the second paragraph).

    Do I wish the Josh Norman stuff would stop? Of course I do. It’s tiring and dumb, but in the end it only reflects bad on him. All I’m saying here is that maybe next time you guys can actually read the quoted article before making rash posts. A lot to ask for, I know, but at the end of the day, the team I support went 15-1 and had an amazing postseason up to the Super Bowl. It’ll be hard, but we will be back. You don’t have to read anything to know that.

  31. I am sure the NFC is gleefully watching the Panthers implode. The demand is ridiculous but in a culture of enabling childish behavior is it any wonder? This truly is Cam’s team. They won’t see the Superbowl again for another decade.

  32. @6thsense10

    You couldn’t be more wrong

    Player get payed big $$$ cause of what they have already done.

    Perfect example: Do you think Jacksonville would’ve payed Malik Jackson all that money if he wasn’t borderline dominant in Denver ?

    Answer:Absolutely Not……

  33. He’s not worth that mush, but if dealing gives him one million extra dollars in the long run then good for him. If it ends of giving him 500K extra then good for him. That’s a nice freaking house right there.

    Some of you guys would never make it as a financial adviser.

  34. 16 million for a CB? That is insane. He is a good player, don’t get me wrong. Norman is not a QB. The Panther should tell him to get lost. This is why sports agents are a poison to sports. They fill the players head with crazy ideas.

  35. He’s not a good human being because he wants to make market value while he can? It would be funny if he rips up his knee? What a lame post. If your guy rips up his knee in sure it’s hilarious to you.

  36. How does it help him to not participate in OTA?
    Sing the contract, have another great year, and get paid even more as the cap goes up.

    Or sit out, show up less conditioned, and maybe not have as good a year.

  37. There is no way that the Panthers will or should pay $16 million per year on a long- term deal when they have for 1 year at under $14 million. After this year his leverage will likely go down as he will be 29.

    If this report is true, there will be no long- term deal between the a Panthers and Norman and that is as it should be.

  38. Is it that people just love to pedestalize athletes, or am I missing something? Norman is good, but so over-hyped it’s ridiculous. No one even looks at actual football anymore. He’s on a good defense, he’s feisty and he talks trash. He thinks he’s great so he must be? Look at the actual stats. TORCHED by Beckham all game long. Beckham dropped a sure TD that he TORCHED Norman on, then later TORCHED him for a bomb. Norman was throwing cheap shots because ODB was kicking his but and ODB over-reacted and it turned into a game long brawl…so that makes Norman a great corner? Julio Jones, TORCHED Norman all game long. Let him walk. He’s a system corner, just like Sherman. Shut down corners are extremely rare and neither of these over-hyped guys are that.

  39. magnumpimustache says:
    Mar 27, 2016 12:07 PM

    Revis won the Patriots a super bowl. Pay the man.

    If cam newton didn’t lay an egg they would be super bowl champs
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    Actually Butler won them the Superbowl by paying attention at practice and doing his job. And Brady won them that Superbowl. And Gronk and edelman even Amendola had a great game. The offensive line was outstanding giving Brady time and space. The D-line did a good job limiting wilson. Bellichick and the coaching staff did and excellent job preparing the team to play pregame and during the game. Yes Revis had a good game as well. But Football is not Basketball. It really is a team sport. the one thing every football fan should take away from the success the Patriots have had over the last 2 decades is that “no one” is bigger than the team. And “no one” can win without the team.

    As to Josh Norman, you can’t fault the guy for trying to cash in. As long as he realizes his “team” may suffer in the long run. It may not be a hard cap like in the NHL, but the NFL does have a salary cap every team has to manage. So good luck to Carolina in keeping a competitive team in place with a team full of me-first players.

  40. arwiv says:
    Mar 27, 2016 12:33 PM
    How funny would it be if he tripped on the stairs tonight and destroyed his knee and watched that 13.95 mill go out the window? There is something that is inherently wrong, character wise, with people like Josh Norman…people like him are simply not good human beings.

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    Yeah, hilarious…I don’t get the hate for these guys that have been tagged and want to get paid. These guys are being prevented from negotiating in an open market and more than likely being paid less than what they could get if they could negotiate with any team.

    I guess the average guy can’t believe these athletes would turn up their noses at $13.95 million and that they would take that in a heartbeat. What the average guy doesn’t get is that they aren’t the ones being offered $13.95 million.

  41. phluffyclouds says:
    Mar 27, 2016 11:17 AM
    “george1859
    Mar 27, 2016, 8:48 AM MDT
    The window for the Panthers is slamming shut.
    What a blown SB opportunity that will be “dabbed” into history”

    Lol@George

    Why bc the Panthers have a 24 year old best MLB in the game.. 26 year old MVP QB?? 2-time NFL coach of the year?

    ….yeah that window is shut….oooook bud I’m about to dab all over your dumb comment… And I don’t mean the dance move….

    ————-
    A 26 year old QB who showed his true colors when he was afraid to try and recover his own fumble with the SB on the line. Nobody, including his teammates will ever take him for a leader again.

  42. I’d love to have Josh Norman on my Packers. Do you think he’d take Packers stock? It makes for great wallpaper.

  43. 6thsense10 says:
    Mar 27, 2016 11:35 AM

    ncphinsfan says:
    Mar 27, 2016 10:42 AM
    He has talent, but one season proves nothing. What a shame for the Panthers. A rock and a hard place
    ——–
    You don’t pay a player based on past performance. You pay them based on how you project them to play over the terms of their new contract. It seems a lot of sport fans don’t realize this.
    ——————————————–

    Are you an agent?
    Lots of players have one good year, and project to be superstars, yet they crash and burn after one year. One year doesn’t make a ‘player’. Since he’s asking for top dollar, I’d say they should give him a one year @ 16 million, and if he can repeat and get even get better, then the team will option him for 3 or 4 more years next March, at the money he wants.

  44. Malcolm Butler won us the SB and is paid 600k, throw in Brady and both their pay is 1 mil+ less than what this diva is asking for.
    But…. not my team.
    16 millions? Good Luck Panthers… Hope he wins you the SB next time…

  45. That’s a lot for a guy who’s had one good year and got burned for late game touchdowns by Beckham and Jermaine Kearse. I’d say he’s more in the $10 million a year range.

    1. Sherman
    2. Revis
    3. Talib
    4. Marcus Peters
    5. Norman

    Yup, 4 years, $40 million, $15 million guaranteed. Take it or leave it.

  46. kepickle says:
    Mar 27, 2016 11:36 AM
    as a Panther fan I like Norman & he is a big reason why we went to the SB this yr BUT he’s not worth 16 mil a yr on a long term deal I would offer a 2 or 3 yr deal with a team friendly out BUT i would find out what his trade value is before that
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    Why in the world would Norman sign a 2 or 3 year contract with a team friendly out? To him that’s essentially the franchise tag except this time instead of the team having to pay him 20% more the second year as required if franchised again they get a choice to keep him at a lower price than the 2nd franchise tag or cut him. It makes no sense for a player to sign that kind of contract.

  47. george1859 says:
    Mar 27, 2016 10:48 AM
    The window for the Panthers is slamming shut.
    What a blown SB opportunity that will be “dabbed” into history.

    ————————————————

    I think that is exactly why we will never again see dynasty teams like we have in the past. As soon as a team makes the big game everyone wants to get paid, heck they don’t have to win it, being there is enough. Call me old fashioned or just old, but I miss the days when Wr’s thought twice before going over the middle and when winning was valued more than $.

  48. One good year isnt going to cut it.. He needs to continue to perform before demanding anything.. Ridiculous

  49. No denying his talent level, he does have one hell of a front seven though. The way salaries are going someone will get to 16-18-20 eventually. Next year will be a big test to see if he can continue his play on an elite level. How I wish Odell would have held onto that pass!

  50. Norman is an average at best player. That whole secondary was awful – and only looked good since the team beat 13 losing record teams.

    The Carolina Paper Tigers were exposed in the Super Bowl – which is not surprising since they feasted on the least and were never tested until the final game.

    And that joke, Cam Cheating, will pay dearly on the Karma side for his childish behavior last year.

  51. Correct me is I’m wrong, but didn’t all his reg season Int’s come in the 1st 4 games? If so, surely the Panthers know this, and aren’t likely to break the bank this yr.

  52. saints12013 says:
    Mar 27, 2016 12:42 PM
    @6thsense10

    You couldn’t be more wrong

    Player get payed big $$$ cause of what they have already done.

    Perfect example: Do you think Jacksonville would’ve payed Malik Jackson all that money if he wasn’t borderline dominant in Denver ?

    Answer:Absolutely Not……
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    The only person wrong here is you. Jackson received one of the highest contracts ever given to a person that plays his position. Jacksonville is looking for him to do more than he did in Denver and they set his contract up to reflect this. If The Jags were paying him for what he did in Denver alone they never would have offered that contract.

  53. Keep the tag on him, if he can play at a high level for a 2nd season, then possibly consider it, if not , dump him.

  54. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    Mar 27, 2016 11:42 AM
    ………..I’m glad I’m not a NFL owner….there is NO way I would pay half these players what they want…..he’s good but not 16 million a year good….maybe 6 million a year for a player who has talent BUT no leadership skills.
    ____
    The team has already determined Norman is worth at least $13.95 million for this upcoming season….so where are you getting your $6 million a year number from?

  55. The price of having a successful program. You either pay the man or someone else will. Quit your bitchin about him no taking a home team discount. The team will cut him when he’s of now use. NFL contracts are a one way deal.

  56. heroofthisparish says:
    Mar 27, 2016 10:50 AM
    He has one superb year and one good year. Not sure that translates to 16 mil per year, but good luck to him. Get your money dude.

    —-

    I agree with you, but in today’s era of 17 mil for a QB that has had 7 starts… well, like you said. Get your money. If that’s more important than playing for the SB, someone’s going to pay pretty close to it, he just won’t be on a contending team.

  57. And it isn’t even April Fools Day until Friday.

    magnumpimustache says:
    Mar 27, 2016 12:07 PM
    Revis won the Patriots a super bowl. Pay the man.
    _____________

    Revis had a pedestrian SB including getting rubbed off for a TD. He did have a lot to do with getting them there though. Josh Norman is no Revis. Revis was a proven commodity, one year of top level performance against a weak schedule doesn’t justify that kind of contract

  58. magnumpimustache says:
    Mar 27, 2016 12:07 PM
    Revis won the Patriots a super bowl. Pay the man.

    give me some of what your smoking
    lets get it straight REVIS did not with the pats a superbowl it was his soon to be clone Butler.

    revis played well that year but definitely didn’t set the league on fire.

    abd before you shout off your pie hole I’d still love to have revis here.

  59. Josh go ahead and miss OTA’s and get embarrassed by Kelvin Benjamin, Stephen Hill , Devin Funchess and and Kevin Norwood, Ted Ginn and Philly Brown in camp.

    Cam gat a lot better last year and I see Norman getting frustrated with Cam throwing at him.

    To be honest I fault GM’s for overpaying players and like a child they expect it. There should be a cap per position. Teams invest a lot of time I’m a player just to have them walk away.

    Like GM Dave Gettleman said at the combine with the 3 year rule either you start producing or get cut. Unless your a first round pick your rookie contract is for four years.

    Norman is not worth 16 million a year. 1 good year and you still have the risk of injury. He is only worth 8 million max.

    I can go to the Cowboy’s and steal CB Brandon Carr for 6 million a year tag Norman this season and cut Norman lose if Carr produces.

    Norman is becoming a distraction and Gettleman will tag his butt and bench him. I would in a second.

  60. This isn’t very hard – give the guy 11m up front (more than Revis got), slighly increasing salaries for the 5 years (say 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 11m) and increasing roster bonuses each year(say 2m, 4m, 5m, 6m, 7m).

    That adds up to 80m for 5 years. Cap numbers are 11.2m in year 1, 14.2m in year 2, then 16.2m, 18.2m, and 20.2m.

    Cutting him before year 3 would result in 6.6m dead money, before year 4 is 4.4m dead money, and before year 5 is 2.2m dead money.

    He gets his money, and the Panthers are protected by having the ability to cut losses.

  61. Ya’ll remember when Mike Wallace thought he deserved/ wanted Calvin Johnson money? Yeah, this is just as funny! Not a chance this dude deserves that much cheese.

  62. I honestly didn’t know much about who Josh Norman was until the week of the Giants game. I knew all about him after the game where he complained that that he had little to absolutely no culpability in the fiasco. And now he wants $16 million after making himself a household name thanks to him igniting the whole thing (and conveniently ignoring that Beckham torched him a couple times)?

    If Norman gets anywhere close to his demand, he needs to cut a large check to no. 13 for making this idiot famous.

  63. This is why you go for the undefeated season, Coach.

    You may never get another crack at it.

    You said being undefeated was meaningless, and the football gods frowned…

  64. If you watch the giants game, Beckman was toasting him. He even got burned in the SB. I hope he sits out and doesn’t get paid this year. One good year and he wants to cash in.

  65. Panther fan here but Josh wouldn’t have put up those numbers on a bad or average defense. Kk short , Star,Johnson, Davis, and most importantly Keuckly made you so shut up and be humble.

  66. There are so many ways to justify wanting 16 million when you can have 13.5 million, but underneath it all its Greed.

    I know, I know. People are uncomfortable calling it that because they don’t want to admit to themselves that they are greedy.

    BUT

    Even though we don’t see it as greed (we see it as business) it. is. greed.

  67. I think they should put Norman and Beckham in a ring and let them go at it. Whoever walks out, gets $16 million. The loser gets nothing.

  68. Gettleman will NEVER pay a cornerback with one great year that kind of money…don’t want him to…figure out a sign and trade with someone that will!

  69. Worth it or not, it’s not smart to ask for what you actually will take or the Panthers will just say no and tell you to take less.

    It’s only stupid if you think you will actually get it.

  70. But, but, but, but, but, but packer fans were saying that he would take the league minimum to play with Rogers! what is going on in turd bay ?

  71. @6thsense10

    You really couldn’t be more wrong.

    Of course Jacksonville offered him that contract because of what he did in Denver.

    If he was a bum with mediocre stats, he would still be unemployed or he would be getting low-ball offers.

  72. The biggest problem for Carolina isn’t the Revis contract, it’s Joe Haden. Haden is one of the worst cornerbacks in the NFL, but got a 5-year, $67,500,000 contract with the Browns, including a $16,000,000 signing bonus, $22,678,193 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,500,000. Norman is 28, his agent isn’t wrong to try to get everything he can.

  73. I have no doubt The Panthers will draft at least two corners in the draft and let this guy sit out or trade him if he doesn’t want $14M for one years work.

  74. Oh great. Laserw is back with his favorite terms “Paper Tigers” and “Cam Cheating.” I noticed that during the post season he suddenly got quiet, like most losers do when their team is thrashed. He doesn’t have the balls to state which team he supports, and his constant repeating of these nicknames probably means he is a legitimate psychopath. I apologize to everyone who has to read his unintelligent garbage from now until whichever crappy team he supports is trounced by the Panthers.

    Go get em, LOSERW. Look, I made a nickname too!

  75. HELL NO their is no way in hell i’d give this guy QB caliber money making him the highest paid CB in the NFL. Patrick Peterson signed the biggest contract a CB had ever seen with the most guaranteed money ever of 52 million, Revis makes the most on AVG seasonally because his contract is 1 year shorter than Petersons who signed for 6yrs, and Sherman has the 2nd biggest contract ever for a CB.

    All 3 of those CBs are vastly better than Norman. Patrick Peterson alone made multiple Pro Bowls n All-Pro selections before getting that contract as Peterson has made the Pro Bowl ever year he’s been in the NFL as a 5X Pro Bowler & 3X All-Pro and has been an Elite QB for multiple seasons in a row now, while Norman has been in the NFL and has just ONE GOOD YEAR, A ton of CBs have had Elite seasons 1 time and turned out to be flukes, that could easily end up being Josh Norman, I mean their is a Revis he was a 4th round pick & guys like CB Patrick Peterson was a top 5 pick n Revis 14th overall !!!!!!!!
    Both CB Patrick Peterson, PP21, and Revis were both ranked higher via Pro Football Focus than what Norman was….. Peterson, who covers the NFLs best WRs week in and week out facing the other teams #1WR all game every week facing elite receivers without an Elite pass rush ( Which Norman had) & even with a sub-par pass rush ranked #4th overall out of 118 ranked CBs and ranked in 3rd coverage with a plus +16.8 coverage grade , allowed the lowest allowed completion percentage in the NFL of just 45.7%, allowing the lowest QB passer rating when thrown at of 60.1 and gave up JUST 1 TD all year long !!!!!!
    Now that AZ has an Elite pass rush , both an excellent outside and inside pass rush, with AZ almost guaranteed to take another pass rushing OLB in round 1 of the draft, Peterson and AZs secondarys will look vastly improved next season which is a scary thought as they already one of the NFLs top 3 elite secondaries.

  76. Do you think if the team agrees to pay Cam more money that he will at least try and recover his own fumbles in postseason games?

  77. Start packing and tell your agent to find another team foolish enough to give you that type of money for one good season Josh! Gettleman smarter than that brother!!!

  78. Let the clown go. Not a shut down corner,and not even a great corner. Richard Sherman may be arrogant, but the guy is tremendous. This Norman is not. Let him do it for three seasons.

  79. Watched this clown on the NFL Network
    If I were the NFL I would have drug tested him on the spot.
    He is a tool and not a useful one

  80. george1859 says:
    Mar 27, 2016 10:48 AM
    The window for the Panthers is slamming shut.
    What a blown SB opportunity that will be “dabbed” into history.

    ______________

    Do posters on here know anything about the Panthers? They have let players go the past few years – which many of you on here were bad moves – to make sure we were in good cap space. We have virtually every starter from the Super Bowl back and the ones that aren’t here we didn’t want – and we get better with Kelvin Benjamin coming back, plus another draft class, and we still have cap room even with Norman under the franchise tag. We got injured at the wrong time and went up against one of the all time great defenses in the Super Bowl and lost but we’re still a great team and barring more injuries we are set to be competitive for a few more years to come – we really won’t feel a huge cap hit I think until the draft class of 2014’s contracts come up because we got so many good players from that draft.

  81. J-O-S-H… dude… you know daggone well you ain’t no Revis at this point in your career. YES, you had a good and productive 2015 campaign with Cam-rolina, but that campaign would have gone nowhere without Cam, Greg Olsen, J-Stew and L-U-K-E. You know that, bruh. So why you gettin’ all huffy-puffy wit dat EGO, son? Play well — or even better – in 2016 and then push your chest out and blow fire through your nose. Until the end of the 2016 campaign, just keep a low profile, man, and do your strut on the football field. Sigh… lol

  82. Only J.J. Watt, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are worth that kind of money. Nobody else is. NOBODY. Not Aaron Rodgers, not Odell Beckham, not anyone who ESPN tells you is great. Nobody other than Brady, Watt and Roethlisberger are worth taking that kind of hit on a team’s salary cap. Andnthe GM’s of the Patriots and Texans should consider cutting ties with Brady and Watt. Brady’s old and Watt’s on a team with no chance, contrary what the experts like to tell you. That being said, they are the only players, along with Roethlisberger, who can single-handedly turn a game in the favor of their teams, so they are worth it. Everyone else is expendable. Though Derek Carr may be worth over-paying. He is a good, young QB on a team going up, while the other teams in his division are heading straight to the cellar.

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