In a couple of weeks, the Redskins will return to the team facility and begin workouts for the upcoming 2018 season. They won't be able to do football drills until a couple of weeks after that, so cornerback Josh Norman is making sure to keep his skills active anywhere he can. This past weekend, that took him to Atlanta.
There he partook at the first annual "Huncho Day on the Nawf," a charity flag football game that rapper Quavo hosted at Berkmar High School, where he attended school and played quarterback. It was a star-studded event, as Quavo was joined by fellow rappers 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, YFN Lucci, Trouble and Lil Baby while Norman connected with a variety of NFL stars including Julio Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, A.J. Green and Todd Gurley.
The game, which raised money for Berkmar's football team, featured a marching band performance and plenty of opportunities for kids to get photos with the stars. It also featured some real flag football that ended up being a defensive battle, as documented by William McFadden.
Team Julio Jones would eventually beat Team 2 Chainz in overtime thanks to a touchdown pass to Ezekiel Elliott. However, Norman caught a pass on the play before and was stripped after crossing the goalline. The pass was ruled incomplete, though the back judge lifted his arms for a touchdown. The NFL's new catch rule apparently has not been instituted on the charity flag football circuit just yet.
Quavo, possibly influenced by playing on his former home turf, showed his athleticism in a few Instagram posts. It appears he plastered Norman pretty well on defense, though the low score indicated the quarterbacks weren't living up to expectations. Norman also had the last laugh with the victory.
After Jones was named the game's MVP, Quavo posted a thank you on Instagram
"Super fun!!! Thanks to everybody came out I really appreciate it!!! Thanks to all the participants. Really means a lot. Can't do names cuz I don't want to Leave off anybody!! So thanks to everyone!!!!"
Norman, meanwhile, was likely taking notes on the entire day's festivities. He'll be hosting his own celebrity game, this time on the hardwood, on April 7 in his hometown Greenwood, S.C. It's expected that Cam Newton, Vic Beasley and Antonio Brown will attend a comic-book inspired game.