The Washington Soccer Group has as soon as once more positioned the franchise tag on guard Brandon Scherff, the membership introduced Monday evening. Either side will proceed to work towards a longterm deal, based on NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero. Washington has till 4 p.m. on July 15 to signal Scherff to a multi-year contract.
Scherff, who made simply over $15 million whereas enjoying beneath the tag in 2020, would make simply over $18 million beneath the tag for the 2021 season. Scherff’s market worth is three years at $13.7 million per season, based on Spotrac.
The fifth total decide within the 2015 draft, the 6-foot-5, 315-pound lineman has been a starter since his rookie season. A four-time Professional Bowler, Scherff was named an All-Professional for the primary time in 2020 regardless of lacking three video games with a knee damage. In doing so, Scherff grew to become the primary Washington participant to be named First-Group All-Professional since punter Matt Turk in 1996. Scherff’s play final season helped Washington seize its first NFC East title since his rookie season.
The 29-year-old Scherff expressed his want to remain in Washington shortly after the Soccer Group misplaced to the eventual champion Buccaneers within the wild-card spherical.
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“I’ve all the time stated I wish to keep the place I received drafted,” he stated, by way of The Washington Submit. “And I have been right here for six years, and I completely adore it right here. … We’re constructing one thing right here to utterly make a run for it sooner or later.”
The sensation is mutual, as offensive coordinator Scott Turner spoke overtly about his want to maintain Washington’s line in tact for the subsequent a number of years.
“These are the leaders up entrance for us,” Turner stated through the 2020 season. “They’ve carried out an awesome job, Brandon specifically. He brings it each day. He is the identical man, the toughness, the blue-collar mentality. It helps, energizes and drives our crew.”