Washington, Brandon Scherff reportedly “far apart” in talks

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When Washington finally made a first-round draft pick, three years after the failed trade up for RGIII, the team landed a quality player in guard Brandon Scherff. Scherff is now entering the last year of his contract, and it could be his last year in D.C.

Erin Hawksworth of 106.7 the Fan recently reported that Washington has made multiple offers to Scherff, and that “the two sides are far apart.”

Scherff will make $12.5 million in 2019 under his fifth-year option. Given the 20-percent rule, his franchise tender would be, at a minimum, $15 million in 2020.

A pectoral injury ended his fourth season in Week Nine, but he’s regarded as a very good player, and he’s critical to the team’s underrated offensive line. But Washington has a habit of not spending money on home-grown players, opting instead to throw cash at veterans who have no prior ties to the franchise. And that’s always a bad message to send to a locker room full of young players who need to believe that, if they do everything that’s asked of them, they’ll get their financial reward without having to relocate.

Scherff could be the next, especially since it could be very difficult to justify paying $15 million or more to an interior offensive lineman. Whether one year or multi-year, that’s the ballpark in which Washington will have to be willing to reside; otherwise, Scherff can make at least $15 million in 2020 (if tagged), at least $18 million in 2021 (if tagged twice), and then hit the market (Kirk Cousins-style) with $16.5 million per year over two years in his pocket — a higher annual average than the highest-paid left tackles in the league.

21 responses to “Washington, Brandon Scherff reportedly “far apart” in talks

  1. How about you name all these high priced veterans from other teams? Norman!! collins!! thats 2. that dont seem like the trend to me…lots of young draft picks..They dont overpay for average home grown talent is what Im seeing…

  2. “Washington has a habit of not spending money on home-grown players,”
    Ryan Kerrigan, Jordan Reed, Morgan Moses and Trent Williams all signed second contracts with the Redskins.

    Who have the Redskins let walk in the past 10 years that have gone on to be better than they were in DC?

    Antonio Pierce is the only one who comes to mind and the only reason they let him go was the BS cap penalty from 2012. Maybe DJax but he wasn’t homegrown anyway.

    Preston Smith, Jamison Crowder, Kirk Cousins, Trent Murphy were all overpaid by the teams that signed them.

    If the player is with it, the Redskins do right by them. Scherff and Williams are with it and will get new deals.

  3. udontknowjacku says:
    July 17, 2019 at 9:19 am
    How about you name all these high priced veterans from other teams? Norman!! collins!! thats 2.

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    LOL ALBERT HAYNESWORTH

  4. How about you name all these high priced veterans from other teams? Norman!! collins!! thats 2. that dont seem like the trend to me…lots of young draft picks..They dont overpay for average home grown talent is what Im seeing…

    Maybe on the this year’s roster but the trend has been for a lot longer period than whats currently on the roster. Do names like Albert Haynesworth, Adam Archuleta, Pierre Garcon, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, DeSean Jackson among others ring a bell? That is a very long trend.

  5. tyjmey says:

    LOL ALBERT HAYNESWORTH
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    So your evidence is a signing from 10 years ago? That’s the real LOL

  6. Maybe on the this year’s roster but the trend has been for a lot longer period than whats currently on the roster. Do names like Albert Haynesworth, Adam Archuleta, Pierre Garcon, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, DeSean Jackson among others ring a bell? That is a very long trend.

    Albert 2009, Arch 2006, Garcon 2012, DHall 2009, Fletcher 2006, DJax 2014.

    Trend has ended.

  7. In the past 5 years, the Redskins have made exactly two high priced free agent aquisitions, while re-signing four of their home grown stars but the media loves to stick with the wild spending narrative.

  8. Maybe on the this year’s roster but the trend has been for a lot longer period than whats currently on the roster. Do names like Albert Haynesworth, Adam Archuleta, Pierre Garcon, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, DeSean Jackson among others ring a bell? That is a very long trend.

    Albert 2009, Arch 2006, Garcon 2012, DHall 2009, Fletcher 2006, DJax 2014.

    Trend has ended.

    Those were just names off of the top of my head. If you would prefer more recent one there are Landon Collins (19), Pernell McPhee (18), Orlando Scandrick(18), Paul Richardson (18), Vernon Davis (17), Ziggy Hood (17), Jamison Crowder (17), Donte Whitner (17)…. I could keep going if you like, it only took a 5 minute Google search. Point is Redskins fans, the trend is alive and well despite the false narrative you are putting out there. But hey, believe what you want to believe while the rest of us believe the truth.

  9. LOL ALBERT HAYNESWORTH
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    Brandon Scherff was getting ready for his 8th grade graduation dance when the Redskins signed Haynesworth. Doesn’t seem very applicable.

  10. GettingNoRespect says:
    July 17, 2019 at 10:34 am
    tyjmey says:

    LOL ALBERT HAYNESWORTH
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    So your evidence is a signing from 10 years ago? That’s the real LOL

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    I think that pointing out arguably the worst FA signing in history to support Florio’s claim that they “throw cash at veterans who have no prior ties to the franchise” is fair game.

  11. @tormumds beard

    The majority of the guys you listed are cheap depth signings. Google free agents for any team and you’ll get similar results.

    Every team signs free agents every year. The Redskins still get a bad rap because they signed Albert Hayenesworth and Deion Sanders and its tiring.

    There are plenty of reasons to hate Dan Snyder but his approach to team building has evolved.

    The guys they tend to let leave are generally replaced with draft picks: Sweat replaces Preston Smith, who replaced Trent Murphy. Trey Quinn is replacing Crowder.

    Yes, the Cousins thing was a cluster because he wasn’t worth what he wanted and the skins didn’t draft a replacement but now they have.

  12. Every team signs free agents. Even my Pack did it this year for once. The Redskins aren’t wildly throwing money at free agents like they used to.

    The problem of that they didn’t draft exceptionally well from 2012-2017. What homegrown talent are they supposed to be giving these big contracts to? RG3? Josh Doctson? Su’a Cravens?

  13. tormundsbeard says:
    July 17, 2019 at 10:48 am
    Maybe on the this year’s roster but the trend has been for a lot longer period than whats currently on the roster. Do names like Albert Haynesworth, Adam Archuleta, Pierre Garcon, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, DeSean Jackson among others ring a bell? That is a very long trend.

    Albert 2009, Arch 2006, Garcon 2012, DHall 2009, Fletcher 2006, DJax 2014.

    Trend has ended.

    Those were just names off of the top of my head. If you would prefer more recent one there are Landon Collins (19), Pernell McPhee (18), Orlando Scandrick(18), Paul Richardson (18), Vernon Davis (17), Ziggy Hood (17), Jamison Crowder (17), Donte Whitner (17)…. I could keep going if you like, it only took a 5 minute Google search. Point is Redskins fans, the trend is alive and well despite the false narrative you are putting out there. But hey, believe what you want to believe while the rest of us believe the truth

    So now we’re nitpicking every signing every team makes? Vernon Davis has been a very effective player for the Redskins and had been fairly paid. Jameson Crowder was drafted by the Redskins so as I’m sure a lot of people in your life are used to you don’t know what you’re talking about. The jury is out on Paul Richardson due to injury and Landon Collins was just signed this off-season. Ziggy Hood and Scandrick were role players and paid accordingly. I can’t stand Snyder or Allen but they have become much more fiscally responsible in the last decade and to say otherwise is ignorant. That being said the skins are still a joke franchise and it’s frustrating being a fan but at least we’re not the Raiders.

  14. Those were just names off of the top of my head. If you would prefer more recent one there are Landon Collins (19), Pernell McPhee (18), Orlando Scandrick(18), Paul Richardson (18), Vernon Davis (17), Ziggy Hood (17), Jamison Crowder (17), Donte Whitner (17)…. I could keep going if you like, it only took a 5 minute Google search. Point is Redskins fans, the trend is alive and well despite the false narrative you are putting out there. But hey, believe what you want to believe while the rest of us believe the truth.

    This is funny,,even has jamison crowder on it..HIGH PRICED..GOOGLE THAT

  15. I suspect he will eventually get re-singed if he proves his worth this year; however, the most interesting thing about this article and thread is that there are still fans that are delusional enough to defend this team’s front office.

  16. A B-level player looking for an A+ contract. We see this all the time.
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    Oh, please! Brandon Scherff is a terrific football player – definitely among the top guards behind the other-worldly Quenton Nelson. Danny, Bruce, sign Scherff soon!!

  17. We can all argue over this list or that list, but the real metric here is the value the Redskins place on homegrown players. And the way to measure that is by looking at starters drafted by other teams. And currently that number is 5.
    Pretty sure that’s the end of the story.

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