This offseason, the Jacksonville Jaguars needed some offensive help. They got it when they signed former Pro Bowler and All-Pro to Brandon Scherff, who previously spent his entire career with the Washington Commanders.
Although Scherff has struggled to stay healthy, there is no denying that he is one of the best in his position when he is on the field. That’s a huge amount for franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was under a lot of pressure as a rookie.
In addition, the addition of Sherff should also help manage the game, which has a lot of potential when looking at what the duo of Travis Etienne and James Robinson can bring.
Most would agree that it was wise for the Jags to sign Sherff this offseason as the Jags offense needs proven players and leadership. CBS Sports is probably among them. because they ranked Sherf among the best guards in the NFL this week.
Here’s what analyst Jeff Kerr had to say about the veteran as he ranked 10th in his 2022 Defensive Player of the Year rankings.
Scherff was paid for as one of the best defensive players in the game this offseason, even as an MCL stretch hampered his 2021 performance. As a professional bowler in each of the last three years, Scherff didn’t allow a layoff last season — but his 4.8% pressure ratio allowed per pullback was the highest of his career (18 pressure per season).
The healthy Scherff is one of the best right-backs in the game, even if he hasn’t played a full season since 2016. A fresh start in Jacksonville will benefit the 30-year-old Sherff.
Scherff’s injury has healed and he is now ready to help the Jags get back on track. Lawrence especially should feel the huge difference up front as Scherff replaces AJ Kann at right-back, who only registered a Pro Football Focus rating above 70 once, which was in 2016. Meanwhile, Scherff has never registered under 72.5 in his career, which shows the Jags consistently acquire a good player on the field.