Washington left guard Brandon Scherff will be an unrestricted free agent in 2022, after being on a $38-million franchise tag in 2021.
"I'd love to be here. I said that the last couple of times," Scherff said Monday in the wake of the team's season-ending victory over the New York Giants. "That's always a goal for me: Finish where you started. I hope I can finish my career here."
The seven-year NFL veteran has been on a franchise tag for the last two seasons. During that time he's been named an an All-Pro and a two-time Pro Bowler.
The question is why a long-term deal still hasn't been made.
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"I couldn't tell you," Scherff said. "That's between my agent and them [Washington]."
The All-Pro guard said that he's not worried about free agency and he'll deal with it when it comes. Five-year WFT center Chase Roullier said that Washington would be losing a lot if Scherff was to leave.
"He's [Scherff's] really an anchor on our offensive line. He's a great leader. Fantastic player, obviously," Roullier said. "Love having him around but this game is a business."
Washington left guard Ereck Flowers had some high praise for the offensive line. He said the run game should be a "big identity" for this team moving forward. That identity could take a huge hit if Scherff doesn't return.
"The strength of the offense is in the line. Got big dudes who love to run block and set aggressive on people. Got a nice young back," Flowers said. "This is the best line I've ever played on. You can see it on the film. Guys are in-sync."
Scherff will play somewhere next season and get paid the big bucks. We'll just have to wait and see if it's in Washington.