2. Brandon Scherff
This one might split opinions, but who cares?
Brandon Scherff is one of the longest-tenured players on the roster, but it speaks volumes that Washington hasn’t signed him to a multiyear extension yet. It’s been two straight franchise tags for the four-time Pro Bowler. Either he’s demanding too much money during negotiations or he’s getting low-balled.
Whahtever the case, it’s tough to see a compromise being reached after TWO straight offseasons of seemingly zero progress.
We normally wouldn’t advocate trading a stalwart like Scherff, but Washington has an abundance of riches along the offensive line. Wes Schweitzer, Cornelius Lucas, and Chase Rouillier have graded out superbly by Pro Football Focus.
Simply put, they’re performing like three of the better backups in the league, so they should be able to handle the burden at right guard.
If Washington is serious about making sweeping changes in the offseason, it wouldn’t hurt to net a second- or third-round pick in return for Scherff. There are countless teams in need of OL help, and Scherff (if he’s made available) would arguably be the best pound-for-pound lineman on the market.