Myles Garrett, Browns closing in on five-year, $125M extension

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Cleveland Browns and Garrett are closing in on a five-year extension worth $125 million, per sources informed of the situation. Rapoport added Garrett’s deal includes $50 million fully guaranteed at signing and $100 million in total guarantees.

With two years remaining on his rookie deal, Garrett is now under contract in Cleveland through the 2026 season.

Garrett missed the final six games of the 2019 season due to suspension  after he was the center of an ugly brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers and swung a helmet at quarterback Mason Rudolph.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2017, Garrett’s combination of size, speed and athleticism makes him a menace off the edge when on the field. Injuries during his rookie campaign and the suspension, however, have wiped out 11 games in three seasons. In 37 tilts, Garrett has compiled 30.5 sacks, 65 QB hits, 104 tackles and 32 tackles for loss. Last year, he earned 10 sacks in 10 games. There is no question the 24-year-old is among the most talented pass rushers in the NFL.

The Browns have locked up their edge rusher long term with plenty of peak years to come for their catalyst on the defensive line.

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