Redskins CB Josh Norman shows love to Carson Wentz after MNF

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 10: Cornerback Josh Norman
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 10: Cornerback Josh Norman /

Redskins star Josh Norman might’ve missed playing in Monday’s game, but he was definitely there watching.

The Philadelphia Eagles showed the entire NFL what they were made of last Monday night. They defeated their division rivals, the Washington Redskins 34-24. Although the Eagles played very well on both sides of the ball, the performance of the night went to quarterback Carson Wentz.

Wentz helped raise his credibility by throwing for 268 yards and four touchdowns. He also had an impressive night on the ground. He rushed for 63 yards, which lead the Eagles on Monday. Whether it was throwing 64-yard touchdown passes to Mack Hollins, or throwing red zone touchdowns to Corey Clement while being hit, Wentz did everything in his power to show out under the spotlight.

He might’ve been a human highlight reel with his scoring plays, but nothing compared to his 21-yard run up the field. For those of you who don’t remember, Wentz was quickly met with pressure from the defense when he snapped the ball. When the play on third down looked like it was over, Wentz came running out from the pile to pick up the first down and keep the drive alive. Not only was the entire crowd shocked, but even the players didn’t know what to think. One player on the sideline was especially surprised. Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was very impressed.

Norman’s Reaction:

Carson Houdini:

Norman was spot on with his comparison. That play was nothing short of spectacular. Not only did it come in an important situation, but it was just flat out unbelievable. Carson may be able to do a lot of things that other quarterbacks can do. But it is doubtful that there are many quarterbacks that can do what Wentz did on that play if there are any.

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Luckily, the Eagles did not have to face off against Norman this time around. Not saying that the result would be different, but it would’ve definitely been more of a difficult challenge for Wentz and the Eagles. Maybe a re-match further down the line will occur between the Redskins and the Eagles so Wentz can work his magic again on the division rivals.