Money isn’t everything, but it is important.
Brandon Scherff, an offensive lineman from Iowa, has made some money since entering the NFL in 2015. He was drafted No. 5 overall in that year’s draft by the Washington Redskins and has been an impactful offensive guard thus far.
His rookie contract is coming to its end though, and Scherff is in line to make quite a bit of money with his new deal. However, Scherff may be waiting a bit longer than expected before truly being able to cash in.
On Saturday, it was announced that the Redskins were placing the franchise tag on Scherff.
The Redskins are franchise tagging Brandon Scherff per @RapSheet
He has ranked inside the top-15 in PFF grade among guards each of the past three seasons pic.twitter.com/h07CeozdxP
— PFF (@PFF) March 14, 2020
If he plays under that tag, he’ll make good money, but only for one year. A long-term deal would certainly secure wealth for the future.
Scherff and the Redskins have until July 15 to work out a long-term contract before he would have to play under the tag.