Ross Tucker asks if Scherff’s worth is worth a big deal originally published on NBC Sports Washington

When Brandon Scherff joins the freelance agency this off-season, it seems like a breeze for the Washington Football team to be working to bring him back.

The veteran security guard has had a first-team all-pro season in which he was instrumental in helping Washington return to the playoffs. In addition, Scherff has stated that he wants to stay in Burgundy and gold and see the transformation of the franchise through. While his next contract is going to be expensive, it’s worth locking him up and securing the offensive line, isn’t it?

Former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker isn’t so sure if that’s the case. Keep talking 106.7 “BMitch & Finlay” by the fan He stated that the award may not be worth the reward.

“When I see guards being projected like $ 16 million a year, I think he’s a really good player. I sometimes wonder if a security guard … if a security guard really offers that much value, “Tucker said.” Especially someone who was just as much in the line-up as Brandon. “

His point of view of what a guard means to an NFL team doesn’t come from the outside, as Tucker played in that position for most of his five-year career. He understands it’s important for an offensive line, but in terms of financial compensation, he doesn’t see Scherff’s planned salary as equivalent to what he appreciates the position.

As Tucker explained, this has in part to do with Scherff’s injury history. Despite his success over the years, the security guard hasn’t played a full season for Washington since 2016. The wear and tear on Scherff and his inability to temporarily stay in the field have made Tucker fear that a big treaty could come back to bite Washington.

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Tucker’s opinion also comes from what he’s seen in the league when it comes to dealing with guards. He noted that New York Giants security guard Kevin Zeitler, who signed a three-year contract in 2019 with an average salary of around $ 10.6 million, and Andrew Norwell’s average cost of $ 13.3 million a year lately emerged as potential cap shedding measures.

These teams once thought these somewhat expensive contracts were worth it, but just a few years later it’s a commitment that organizations aren’t sure they can move on.

Seeing this, Tucker doesn’t want Washington to get into a similar situation. He has no problem with Scherff making the money the current market allows. He’s just not sure if it’s an investment that will pay off later.

“We all know that O-Line is really important, D-Line is really important. You’re good at D-Line, you don’t want to let people like Brandon Scherff go. But I feel like most of the teams that pay the top of the market for these guards say a year or two later, “Are we really getting our money’s worth there?” Tucker said.