With the point of a finger, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman made one thing clear. Any success his team has this season will be directly linked to Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.
Three of Washington’s most important players landed with the team as a byproduct of decisions made by Gettleman.
Josh Norman signed with Washington after Gettleman withdrew his franchise tag when both were a member of the Carolina Panthers. Landon Collins inked a big-money contract this offseason after Gettleman let him walk for nothing in free agency. And rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins was drafted in the first round after the Giants selected Duke product Daniel Jones in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft instead of the Ohio State signal-caller.
When Norman joined the Rich Eisen show this week, he made sure to point out the connection.
There's a common through line that helped @TheHumble_21 @dh_simba7 and @J_No24 all end up with @Redskins and we asked the latter if he could figure it out: pic.twitter.com/8ndV4cCsYD
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) May 15, 2019
“I think we need to put him on salary,” Norman responded amid laughter. “I think we need to put on salary. I mean, they need to protect Dave Gettleman at all costs up in New York, for sure. All costs, because he’s winning for us, geez Louise.”
Jones and Haskins will be forever linked by their teams’ draft decisions and the fact that they both play in the NFC East. And the fact that Gettleman had a hand in not only helping the Redskins land their top quarterback, but also two other high-priced defensive players just adds to the connection between the two rival teams.