I guess you are reading what you want to read, Norman was the best corner we had, maybe he wasn't what Rivera wanted but he was an upgrade over Captain. Is Thomas a better corner? I don't know at this point, but it's strange that Rivera benched him when the season was over and not when we still had a chance to make a run.
I have to explain to you what your bogus fantasy football stat is yet I am making up stats?
You don't need to look at stats....you just need to watch Norman play from week 3 until he was benched. Opponents figured out he simply have them freebie yards....and played pitch and catch with him racking up tackles. Too big of a liability so he was benched. The other Josh was flawed but at least tried to make opponents earn it.
Rivera benched him despite having nothing but scrubs behind him. That trumps any stat you are scrambling to find.
So in Rivera's mind, Norman gave the team the best chance to win.