Update: Contract details
Andrew Norwell's cap hits:— John Keim (@john_keim) March 22, 2022
'22: $2.78 million
'23: $5.12 million
Notes: $3.5 million signing bonus; $5.7 mil in total guarantees...If cut before '23 season, Wash saves $2.32 mil vs the cap. Has a $40k per game roster bonus each year up to $680K. Has $200K workout bonus each yr
Update: Norwell signed his deal
Officially official: the Commanders have shored up their offensive line by signing Andrew Norwellhttps://t.co/DhamQBpzvR— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) March 17, 2022
Washington lost RG Brandon Scherff in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars and released RG Ereck Flowers yesterday. This left a big hole on their offensive line. They are reportedly going to fill one of those openings with former Jaguars and Panthers guard Andrew Norwell. This was reportedly Washington’s plan after they decided to move on from Flowers.
Andrew Norwell is another familiar face, and former Carolina Panther that Washington Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera will be comfortable adding. He was an undrafted free agent from Ohio State that the Panthers signed after the 2014 NFL draft. He became a starter in the 7th week of his rookie season, and has been one since then. Norwell started at least 11 games every season after that(averaging 14.5 games per season). He was a 1st team All Pro in his final year in Carolina. He signed a 5-year, $66.5 million free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars the following year that made him the highest paid guard in the NFL at the time.
As confirmed in the official free agency press release, Andrew Norwell is not eligible to become a compensatory free agent.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 17, 2022
That's relevant for the Commanders, as they may try to protect a 3rd round 2023 comp pick for the departure of Brandon Scherff. https://t.co/UtBeeoecof
Washington is signing G Andrew Norwell, sources confirmed. Expected to be done today.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 17, 2022
This was the Commanders’ plan all along when they released Ereck Flowers.