Brandon Scherff 2019 option has been exercised

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Guard Brandon Scherff is now officially under contract through the 2019 season.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the Redskins have exercised their option on Scherff’s contract for next year. The option is guaranteed against injury only, so the team could reverse course and rescind the option before it kicks in.

Scherff, who was the fifth overall pick of the 2015 draft, has started every game he’s played over the last three seasons and has been selected to two Pro Bowls in recognition of his efforts during those games.

That history probably makes it likelier that the team will sign Scherff to a long-term extension than make any move that would lead to a future without him on their offensive line.

1 responses to “Brandon Scherff 2019 option has been exercised

  1. This is what most teams do now. For top round talent that live up to their expectations, you get 4 years at a large discount. Then, tack on that 5th year ‘option’. Next, a team may franchise the player for a ‘prove it’ year. Under the new CBA, player can be into their 6th or even 7th year before securing a long term deal- if it ever happens. By then, the team may have compelling arguments about a player being almost 30, likely declined performance and so on. Let’s face it, long term deals are primarily for Quarterbacks. Most teams regret giving long term contracts to any other position. Instead, the delay, bait method is much more effective.

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