5 replacements for Jaguars OG Andrew Norwell in free agency
No. 3 option to replace Jaguars OG Andrew Norwell – Austin Corbett.
For years, the Los Angeles Rams have managed to be a playoff contender despite the fact that the last time they had a first-round pick was in the 2016 NFL Draft. After making it to the Super Bowl twice in the last four seasons, it’s hard to argue with the approach.
The Jaguars haven’t shied away from giving top-market contracts to their best players but there’s only a finite amount of money to spend every offseason and that means having to let some key contributors walk away in free agency. This year, it could be Austin Corbett’s turn.
A second-round selection by the Cleveland Browns in 2018, Corbett was traded to the Rams the following season. He’s progressively improved since landing in Los Angeles and posted Pro Football Focus overall grades of 70.9 and 68.8 in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Furthermore, he’s only allowed five sacks over the last three years. Other guards give up as many or more in a single season, so that’s a feat worth recognition.
Spotrac expects Corbett to sign a four-year, $35 million contract this offseason. That’s not bad for a player that has 41 starts under his belt and can line up anywhere across the interior offensive line. His versatility could be a plus and could even increase his asking price in free agency. Whatever the amount is, the Jaguars should hesitate to fork it over.