Update: Andrew Norwell did not sign with any of the teams reported by Stapleton, instead signing a five-year, $66.5 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Andrew Norwell is about to make a lot of money.
The former Ohio State offensive linemen is considered to be one of the top free agents on the market this year in the NFL, which begins its new league year at 4 p.m. Wednesday, when Norwell is likely to be one of the first free agents off the board.
According to a report from Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com, Norwell – who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers after going undrafted in 2014 – has narrowed his choices down to three teams: the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants.
Norwell is expected to become the highest-paid guard in the NFL with an average salary upward of $12 million per year.
Stay tuned with Eleven Warriors for further coverage later this week as Norwell and several other Buckeyes – including Carlos Hyde, Terrelle Pryor and Jack Mewhort, among others – hit free agency and enter the open market to potentially land with new NFL teams.