Jaguars restructure Brandon Scherff’s contract to save about $5 million

Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff restructured his contract with the team for the second time in as many offseasons, clearing about $5 million in salary cap space, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The exact terms of the restructure haven’t been revealed yet, but the new deal will fully guarantee Scherff’s salary for the 2024 season and add three voidable years on the end of the deal. Scherff already had three voidable years added to the contract last year, so the salary cap hits for the offensive line are now expected to stay on the Jaguars’ books through the 2030 season.

Scherff, 32, was due to count just under $24 million against the Jaguars’ salary cap in 2024 prior to the latest restructure. The new deal will push that number closer to $19 million.

With Ezra Cleveland also brought back by the Jaguars, the reworked deal for Scherff means the team will likely keep four of its five starters along the offensive line heading into next year. It appears only the center position, which has been manned by Luke Fortner in the last two seasons, is set to be replaced.

Scherff was a five-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro in seven seasons with Washington before joining the Jaguars in 2022 on a three-year, $49.5 million deal. He earned a grade of 72 or higher on PFF in all of his time in Washington, but received 60.6 and 67.3 grades in the last two years.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire