Anderson product Norwell to get richest contract for guard in NFL history

Anderson High School graduate Andrew Norwell is about to become the highest-paid guard in NFL history. (WKRC File)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Anderson High School graduate Andrew Norwell is about to become the highest-paid guard in NFL history.

The free agent is reportedly going to sign a five-year, $66 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars when the free agency signing period begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

NFL teams are currently in a 48-hour legal tampering window that began at noon on Monday, which allows them to negotiate with free agents.

The 6-foot-6, 316-pound Norwell played the last four seasons with the Carolina Panthers after being signed as an undrafted college free agent on May 12, 2014. He started 22 of 23 games he played in the 2014 and 2015 regular-seasons combined, then started all three playoff games after the 2015 season, including the Super Bowl. He started all 16 games each of the last two seasons and was selected first-team All-Pro for his performance in the 2017 season.

Norwell played in college at Ohio State after graduating from Anderson High School in 2010.


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