By Ben Sullivan
The WFT slapped guard Brandon Scherff with the franchise tender in 2021, and they have until 4 p.m. ET to sign him to a long-term pacts. Otherwise, he’ll play on the one-year contracts.
He’s set to make $18.036 million, and it’s the second straight franchise tag for the All-Pro guard.
With a third tag estimated at nearly $26 million (44 percent raise on his 2021 tender), Scherff is assuredly going to be a free agent next year unless Washington gives him a massive deal before the market opens.
Joe Thuney’s $16 million-per-year deal from K.C. would likely be the starting point in any discussion — which partly explains why no long-term solution has been found in Washington.