Josh Norman admitted he was taken aback by the end of his tenure with the Carolina Panthers.
After piecing together one of the best seasons by a cornerback in recent memory, Norman had his franchise tag for the 2016 season rescinded by the Panthers on Wednesday.
Just two short days later, the Washington Redskins entered the picture. By Friday evening, Norman had already found his new home in the Washington, D.C., area, signing with the Redskins.
Moments before his new deal was finalized, Norman shared his thoughts with the world through Bleacher Report's "The Uninterrupted," which gives fans an exclusive look at professional athletes without any filters.
"What a time to be alive. I tell ya, I never would of thought this in a million years," Norman said as he was with his family at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. "But hey, we here now. This is what we're doing. I got my La Famila with me. I got my mom. My pops. We here, just chillin'."
While Norman anxiously admitted he had "no idea" what was going to happen next, but he wanted to "turn a tragedy into something better."
That better is with the Redskins.
"I just feel so great about being here and the craziest part about it is you guys have been so nice to me since Day One," Norman told Larry Michael on "Redskins Nation" Friday evening. "I mean everything [since] I've been here since I got off that plane, you guys have been so nice to me. I felt that homecoming and everything that was here. And so when I say that, everything I put into it since Day One, I'm going to give back just that much for it tenfold."
And then Norman left the DMV in grand style.