Former Carolina Panthers guard Andrew Norwell intends to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a 5-yr offer for $66.5 million, which include $30 million fully guaranteed, a resource told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Norwell, 26, will turn out to be the NFL’s optimum paid guard, averaging $13.3 million in yearly wage.
Norwell was a mainstay at still left guard given that getting inserted into the Panthers’ commencing lineup as an undrafted rookie in 2014.
In accordance to Pro Football Target, he was the only lineman not to allow a sack or quarterback strike in 2017.
He was named a very first-crew All-Professional in 2017, the 1st this kind of honor of his occupation and was deemed the best-rated offensive linemen heading into free of charge company.
The Panthers put a 2nd-spherical tender on the 6-6, 325-pound Norwell ahead of previous season, guaranteeing him $2.75 million.
Carolina preferred to keep Norwell, but immediately after a 2017 offseason in which they gave an extension to correct guard Trai Turner (4 several years, $45 millon) and signed free agent tackle Matt Kalil (5 decades, $55.5 million), the income cap was far too tight to do so.
ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton contributed to this report.