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Report: Brandon Scherff, Jaguars Agree to 3-Year, $52.5m Contract in NFL Free Agency

Doric Sam

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Former Washington Commanders offensive lineman Brandon Scherff agreed to a three-year contract worth up to $52.5 million that includes $30 million guaranteed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.

Schefter also noted the deal includes a $1 million bonus each time Scherff makes the Pro Bowl.

Schefter ESPN first reported the deal was done on Monday.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection and first-team All-Pro in 2020, the 30-year-old is regarded as one of the best guards in the NFL. He was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft by Washington.

Scherff has struggled to stay on the field in recent seasons, though. After not missing a game in his first two years in the NFL, he's missed at least two games in each of the past five seasons. He was sidelined for six games in 2021 due to an MCL sprain and a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

If the Iowa product is able to stay healthy in 2022, he will fit nicely as the anchor on Jacksonville's offensive line. His presence will be a welcome sight for Trevor Lawrence, who was sacked 32 times last season.

The addition of Scherff should also boost the Jaguars' rushing attack, which averaged 103.2 yards on the ground last season.

Improving Lawrence's pass protection was the obvious priority here, and Scherff's arrival will be a great way to kick off Doug Pederson's tenure as head coach.

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