Washington All-Pro G Brandon Scherff signs franchise tender
Four days after being issued the franchise tag for the second consecutive season, Washington All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff officially signed his franchise tender Friday, becoming the second tagged player to do so.
NFL.com reports that Scherff, a four-time Pro Bowl selection and named to his first All-Pro team after the 2020 season, is slated to earn over $18 million for next season unless he can agree to a long-term extension. The deadline for that extension is July 15.
The 29-year-old, a veteran of six seasons who has been a full-time starter when healthy since entering the league, made $15.03 million while under the franchise tag last season.
Originally a first-round pick (No. 5 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft by Washington out of Iowa, Scherff has started in all 78 games he has played in. He started 13 games last season before finishing the campaign on injured reserve with an MCL sprain.
Scherff joins Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Taylor Moton as the only tagged players to have accepted their franchise deals of the 10 who received the designation. One of those 10, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, has already signed a long-term contact (four years, $160 million) since being tagged.
The other players to receive franchise tag designations include wide receivers Allen Robinson II (Chicago Bears) and Chris Godwin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), tackle Cam Robinson (Jacksonville Jaguars), defensive lineman Leonard Williams (New York Giants) and safeties Justin Simmons (Denver Broncos), Marcus Williams (New Orleans Saints) and Marcus Maye (New York Jets).
–Field Level Media