The Cleveland Browns are locking up Myles Garrett with a monster contract extension. Garrett has agreed to a 5-year $125 million extension that will keep him in Cleveland through 2026, per Ian Rapoport. Although it hasn’t been signed, the terms are agreed upon meaning it is all but signed.
The deal is a 5-year deal with $100 million in total guarantees and $50 million guaranteed at signing. Myles Garrett has been a key piece of the Cleveland Browns defense since entering the league in 2017. In his 3-year career Garrett 30.5 sacks in 37 games. He’s also accumulated 4 pass deflections and 6 forced fumbles. This money is well deserve, Garrett is simply a phenomenal player.
Look, I’m a Steelers fan so it’s clear I don’t like the Browns. However credit will be given when credit is due, Myles Garrett is a great player but his character his own right. However, his character is and choice of action is something to be questioned. I’m sure we all remember when he took off Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head with it. There are multiple accusations about the events of that play and without evidence of those events, it is difficult to justify Garrett’s actions. He was suspended for the remainder of the 2019 season after said actions.
The Cleveland Browns were a massive disappoint in 2019. Many people had them winning the AFC North and winning the Super Bowl, those are simply unrealistic expectations. Garrett being suspended for the rest of the season definitely had an impact but he is far from the only one to blame for a disappointing year. Baker Mayfield took a major step back, throwing 22 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. The Odell Beckham Jr experiment is a failure so far and Freddie Kitchens was a complete failure. Myles Garrett is the best player on the Browns and it isn’t even close. He deserves this money.