Many would be excited about a trip to London on the company dime.
All Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman cares about is his matchup.
“I want to go on this trip not so much because it’s London, but because I get to see a top-five receiver, a top-three receiver,” Norman said to the media via ESPN’s John Keim.
“I definitely look forward to this matchup on the pitch. He’s a formidable talent and he’s definitely the top in the league at that category. Top of his class. I can’t say enough about how good that looks to me.”
The player he is referring to is Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green. Some would want to ease back onto the field coming out of concussion protocol, but Norman wants to get right back into action. He takes great pride in being a shutdown cornerback.
“I’ve faced everything,” Norman said to the media. “You get those short receivers like A.B. and Odell. They chop you up and then you get the big monsters in here — Pryor and other guys and now A.J. coming in. It’s a bit of a change-up. You’ve got to change your game up. You can’t play big guys like you do short guys. You’ve got to dig deep and let him come to you — and be physical and don’t get posted up. That’s what he wants to do, post you up and box you out. You can’t let it happen. He’s a big guy. He’s a phenomenal talent.”
Green is leading the NFL with 50 catches so far this season, so Norman had better be ready.