Redskins franchise tag Brandon Scherff

Chris Lingebach
March 16, 2020 - 9:20 am

The Redskins placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on guard Brandon Scherff on Saturday.

This allows Scherff, 28, the ability to still sign an offer sheet with another team while Washington maintains the right to match any offer.

If the Redskins decline to match, they would receive two first-round draft picks from the team offering Scherff a contract. As JP Finlay notes, the non-exclusive tag also leaves open the option for the Redskins to work out a trade.

The Redskins now have until July 15 to work out a multi-year extension with Scherff.

Scherff is entering his sixth NFL season since being selected fifth overall by Washington in 2015.