Ron Rivera’s top priority in 2021 offseason should be to re-sign RG Brandon Scherff

Zachary Neel
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The hits just keep coming for Washington right guard Brandon Scherff, as he continues to build his resume and stack up reasons for why he belongs in D.C.

With his most recent honor of being named an AP First-Team All-Pro, becoming the first Washington player to do so since 1996, Scherff has now added another accolade to what has been an incredible season, where he was also named to the NFL Pro Bowl for the fourth time, as well as winning the team’s Ed Block Courage Award.

All of us leads us to say that it is clear that Scherff is one of, if not the best right guard in the entire NFL, and he needs to play out the rest of his career in Washington, or at least the next 4-5 years.

This is something that is surely on coach Ron Rivera’s mind, seeing as Scherff becomes a free agent this offseason and has been playing on the franchise tag this past year. After a recent extension was given to C Chase Roullier earlier this month, Rivera stated that he was proud to have four of the five linemen tied down in contracts for the foreseeable future. He also added that he would love to make that all five players soon.

“We’ve got four of those five right now tied up going forward,” Rivera said. via NBC Sports Washington. “I’d love to see if we could get all five back again because it’s one less part of the team you’ll have to worry about as we start getting off to free agency and the draft.”

Coming into the season, there were some serious questions about Washington’s offensive front, with unproven players on the left side, and players who had underperformed on the right side. RT Morgan Moses was coming off of a tough year, and Scherff had been dealing with injuries for much of 2019. However, things have gelled well this season, and it’s clear that Washington seems to have found their guys upfront. Now they just need to put the finishing touches on a new contract for Scherff, and make sure that he doesn’t go anywhere else to play.