Jaguars To Land Andrew Norwell On Five-Year, $66.5M Deal

Ross Houston
March 14, 2018

Andrew Norwell is headed to the sunshine state.

Former Carolina Panthers guard Andrew Norwell intends to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a five-year deal for $66.5 million, including $30 million fully guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Panthers elected to address other members of the offensive line, as right guard Trai Turner received a four-year, $45 million extension and free agent Matt Kalil was handed a five-year, $55.5 million deal.

Norwell, 26, will become the NFL's highest-paid guard, averaging $13.3 million in annual salary.

The Jaguars needed to improve their offensive line in free agency and that's exactly what they plan to do Wednesday when the new league year officially begins.

According to Pro Football Focus, he was the only lineman to not allow a sack or quarterback hit last season, which earned him All-Pro honors for the first time in his career.

Speculation had linked the Panthers guard to the New York Giants because of general manager Dave Gettleman, who held the same role with Carolina when Norwell signed in 2014. Third-year player Joshua Garnett missed all of last season with a knee injury and is an uncertain fit in Kyle Shanahan's offense.

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