Brandon Scherff has stated he wants to remain in Washington for the entirety of his career, but the guard will reportedly have to wait for a long-term extension.
Washington will wait until after the upcoming season to try and sign Scherff to a long-term deal, ESPN's John Keim reported Monday.
Scherff, 28, was franchise tagged by Washington in March and signed his tender in April. July 15 marks the final date before the 2020 season that the two sides can agree on a multi-year extension until after the season.
The news doesn't come as much of a surprise, as reports surfaced last week that it was unlikely Scherff would sign a long-term deal with the team prior to Wednesday's deadline.
Originally the fifth overall pick by Washington in the 2015 NFL Draft, Scherff has established himself as one of the best interior offensive linemen in the NFL ever since. In his five seasons with Washington, Scherff has been named to the Pro Bowl three times.
However, the guard has had trouble staying healthy, as he's missed 13 games over the past two seasons with multiple injuries, including two season-ending trips to injured reserve. Under the tag, Scherff will earn just north of $15 million in 2020.
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