Former Panthers’ G Andrew Norwell intends to sign with the Jaguars on a 5-year deal for $66.5 million, including $30M fully guaranteed, source tells ESPN. He is going to become NFL’s highest paid guard - $13.3 million average.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Norwell was considered a favorite to land in New York or San Francisco, but after the Jaguars lost Allen Robinson to the Chicago Bears, they swooped in and made Norwell the highest paid guard in NFL history.
Here's another good one:— Nick Olson (@NicholasJOlson) January 4, 2018
Andrew Norwell is the only offensive lineman in the NFL who did not let his quarterback get touched all year.
Zero sacks allowed. Zero hits allowed.
Norwell exits Carolina after four very productive years, which culminated in an elite season in 2017. He cashes in on a lucrative contract after going undrafted in 2014. By all accounts, he was a positive influence in their locker room and in the community.
As for the Panthers, they certainly have expected Norwell’s departure for weeks. Marty Hurney has to search for more competition in the draft. While it’s highly unlikely that any current draft prospect offers the same plug and play skills as the former Buckeye, there is a chance that a young player offers more upside in the future.
What do you think Panthers, fans? What was your favorite memory of Andrew Norwell in Carolina?