Gettleman said last week he’s not worried about Norman’s contract situation becoming a distraction. But Norman, who’s looking for a deal in the neighborhood of $16 million a year, applied public pressure on the Panthers during a couple of national TV appearances last week.
The Panthers would be smart to do what they can retaining Norman, who is arguably the best defensive back in the NFL.
And you can't blame Norman for wanting such a deal. His talent makes up for it, and you can only make so much in such a small timeframe as an NFL player. You might as well get as much as you can.