Here’s to brighter days ahead. Bills head coach Sean McDermott is hoping that a change in scenery will be beneficial for Josh Norman

Via Charean Williams of NBC Sports.

“Here’s what I would tell you about Josh. He’s a highly-competitive individual and sometimes the grass isn’t always greener from a system or scheme standpoint, and culture as well. That’s another example of people coming to Buffalo and regaining, in this case, a better version of one’s self.”

Norman signed with the Bills on March 18 that allowed him to reunite with his defensive coordinator in Carolina. The cornerback had a solid run in his four years with the Panthers, earning a spot in the Pro Bowl game in 2015. 

Despite his stellar play, Norman and the Panthers could not agree on a contract that enabled the Pro Bowler to sign a record-breaking deal with the Redskins in 2016. While initially finding success, Norman’s last two seasons with Washington have been somewhat disappointing. It all came to a head in Week 12 of the 2019 season when interim head coach Bill Callahan benched Norman in favor of Fabian Moreau. Norman would later be released by the Redskins.

The duo hopes that their rekindled partnership will steer the Bills to greater heights as the franchise is in the midst of an upward trend. The Bills have made the playoffs in two of the previous three seasons.

“He experienced great success in Carolina with our culture and system, and hopefully coming to a similar culture and system, he’ll be able to regain his form. I know he’s working hard,” said McDermott.