WASHINGTON — Steelers receiver Antonio Brown torched the Redskins’ secondary Monday night, hauling in eight catches for 126 yards and two touchdown in a 38-16 win over the Redskins.
Afterwards, Brown swapped jerseys with Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson — despite Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin banning such practice two years ago (perhaps the ban’s since been lifted) — before making his way over to Redskins corner Josh Norman.
Norman also signed the jersey off his back and gifted it to Brown.
“Antonio’s a great receiver. He really is,” Norman told CSN Mid-Atlantic after the game. “I can’t say enough great things about him.”
To be clear, this is common practice for NFL players after games, a sign of mutual admiration for each other’s talents.
But, there is at least a hint of irony in Norman handing his jersey over to Brown after such a huge passing day by the Steelers (although Norman seldom guarded Brown tonight).
The Redskins have six days to prepare for their next home game, against the Cowboys.