Norwell's deal sets new highs for guards in total value, average per season and guarantees, per Over The Cap.
The Panthers would have liked to keep the 2017 first-team All-Pro, but couldn't afford to pay another guard huge money. Carolina eschewed the franchise-tag money that paid offensive tackle money.
After focusing on building up the defensive side of the ball last offseason, the Jags begin this new league year letting receiver Allen Robinson walk to the Bears and upgrading their offensive line. The game plan heading to 2018 is clear: Play D and pound the rock. Norwell's signing is the biggest key to that plan thus far.