Brandon Scherff is going to miss some time with an injury.
Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins has had some nice moments in his sophomore season, but he is still not putting up insane statistical numbers due to the fact his offensive line rarely lets deep passing plays develop down the field. Haskins‘ line is about to get much worse for the next month thanks to an injury to right guard Brandon Scherff.
Scherff, who happens to be in the middle of a contract year, will miss the next three-to-five weeks with a knee sprain, per head coach Ron Rivera. This is exactly the opposite of what Washington needed ahead of their Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Brandon Scherff was the one star on a bad Washington offensive line
The offensive line was an area of weakness for Washington given how young a majority of that unit was, but Scherff was supposed to be the one star they could lean on. After Washington nabbed him with the fifth-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Scherff has gone on to make three Pro Bowl appearances in his six seasons in the nation’s capital.
Unfortunately, injuries have been a problem for Scherff of late, as he hasn’t played all 16 games in a season since 2016 and hasn’t topped 11 games in a season since 2017. Rivera can lean on either a veteran option in former Falcons guard Wes Schweitzer or turn to a rookie in 2020 fifth-rounder Keith Ismael when it comes to replacing the former Iowa Hawkeye for the next few weeks.
The Browns feasted on a weak Cincinnati Bengals offensive line on Thursday Night Football, and Myles Garrett will likely be bearing down on Haskins without Scherff in there at right guard. Haskins better get the ball out quickly against the Browns, or Garrett will grind him into a fine paste.