Myles Garrett could make $25 million per year with new extension from Browns
Myles Garrett is one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL, so it only makes sense that the Cleveland Browns would want him around for the long haul.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, new Browns general manager Andrew Berry sees Garrett as a long-term member of the organization. While Rapoport notes that Berry would not get into any specific details, he reports that Berry and the Browns love Garrett as a player and a person.
Rapoport adds that if Garrett does indeed get a contract extension from Cleveland, he has a chance to land $25 million a year, which would make him the highest-paid pass rusher in league history.
Garrett is coming off of a wild 2019 campaign in which he played just 10 games due to a suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, when Garrett ripped the helmet off of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hit him over the head with it. During the time he was on the field this past year, Garrett logged 29 tackles and 10 sacks.
He was reinstated by the NFL earlier this offseason.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Texas A&M, was originally selected by the Browns with the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He was limited to 11 contests during his rookie season as a result of injuries, finishing with 31 tackles and seven sacks. The following year, Garrett broke out, appearing in every game and racking up 44 tackles, 13.5 sacks and three forced fumbles en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.