I think $11M-$12M/yr would lock Norman up now. If Norman continues to be a force for our defense, as the season progresses, I don't think he will be a Panther next year. I don't think we franchise tag him.
If Norman ends the season as a top 5 DB in the league, and he is allowed to test FA, there is no way in hell we're going to match some of the offers he'll get from more desperate teams with a ton of cap space.
I agree. It's why I laugh at the idea of trying to take most of the credit away from Norman, last season, due to JJ being injured. JJ was injured seemingly most of last season and he is injured this season.
Julio is good, I think he is the 2nd best WR of his draft class, behind AJ Green. I'm glad Green is a Bengal and not a Falcon.