Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Andrew Norwell to sign 5-year, $66.5M deal with Jaguars

Andrew Norwell to sign 5-year, $66.5M deal with Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to harpoon the top offensive lineman in free agency. However, in the end, the Bears have ultimately turned to the free agent market - which means not giving up running back Jordan Howard - in order to help soon-to-be second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

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.

The 26-year-old Norwell has spent his entire National Football League career as a member of the Carolina Panthers up until this report surfaced.

"Norwell represents Gettleman's greatest hit as GM in Carolina, as he has ascended from undrafted free agent out of Ohio State to All-Pro status in a contract year in 2017", wrote Stapleton on Monday morning.

Carolina wanted to keep Norwell, but after a 2017 offseason in which it gave an extension to right guard Trai Turner (four years, $45 million) and signed free-agent tackle Matt Kalil (five years, $55.5 million), the salary cap was too tight to do so. Robinson notably appeared in less than one game for the Jaguars this past season after tearing his ACL in Week 1 against the rival Houston Texans.

San Francisco last season allowed 43 sacks, tied for the seventh most in the NFL.

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