G Norwell to sign 5-year deal with Jaguars

New Giants general manager media Dave Gettleman speaks

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.

According to Spotrac, Norwell earned $2.7 million with Carolina during the 2017-18 season.

It was reported that the Indianapolis Colts were one of three "finalists" in the sweepstakes for coveted free agent guard Andrew Norwell but it seems there was a wild card in the group.

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

The Giants are a logical landing spot because former Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman took the same role this offseason and need to shore up the offensive line. He was named a first-team All-Pro in 2017 and has started all but one of his 55 game appearances over his four National Football League seasons, including 16 starts in each of the last two seasons. He will pair with second-year left tackle Cam Robinson to further improve the left side of the offensive line.

Right guard Brandon Fusco is a free agent and left guard Laken Tomlinson is entering the final year of his contract after an uneven 2017. In 2016, Norwell allowed just two sacks for the season.



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