After starting his NFL career off with back to back stellar seasons, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit a bit of a roadblock last season in the form of an indefinite suspension. However after he was reinstated this offseason, Garrett is now also set to earn a major payday ahead of his fourth year as a professional. Garrett has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract extension with the Browns.
Garrett has confirmed his extension through a video posted to his Twitter, as well as releasing a statement through the Browns.
— Myles Garrett ?? (@MylesLGarrett) July 15, 2020
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) July 15, 2020
Though Garrett comes with some baggage following how he ended this last season, there’s no doubt that his production when on the field has been elite. In just over two seasons in the NFL, Garrett has already established himself as one of the brightest young pass rushers in the game and will now be rewarded accordingly.
Garrett was always projected to be a cornerstone for the Browns after being selected first overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Though Cleveland is still chasing a playoff berth, rostering a top-tier pass rusher is a good place to start, and Cleveland just ensured that Garrett won’t be going anywhere for at least the next six seasons.