Scherff stands to make a base salary of just $705,000 for the 2018 season, but this will increase to $12.5 million next year under the fifth-year option.
This offseason, Cowboys GZack Martin and Jaguars G Andrew Norwell both landed massive contract extensions that leave them as the No. 2 and No. 3 highest paid offensive linemen $14 million per year and $13.3 million respectively.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times points out that the Seahawks have shown “zero hesitation” when it comes to bringing back former players, so he wouldn’t be all that surprised to see them consider re-signing G J.R. Sweezy, who was released by the Buccaneers on Friday.
One concern with bringing Sweezy back is the fact that the Seahawks replaced OL coach Tom Cable this offseason with Mike Solari and the expectation is that Solari will add some more varied schemes to what has been predominantly a zone-blocking system.
Condotta notes that Seattle has been looking to get bigger up front, which explains their decision to sign D.J. Fluker this offseason.
Even so, Condotta doesn’t rule out the possibility of them bringing Sweezy back if they feel that it’s a low-risk move for them.