Browns news: Myles Garrett's deal includes $100 million in guarantees
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Report: Myles Garrett’s new contract with Browns includes $100 million in guarantees

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Earlier on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the Cleveland Browns were closing in on a five-year, $125 million contract extension with defensive lineman Myles Garrett.

Now, some more details are emerging.

According to Rapoport, Garrett’s monster deal will include $100 million in guaranteed money. Rapoport also mentioned that extending Garrett was the Browns’ “top priority” this offseason.

Garrett is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he registered 29 tackles, 10 sacks and a couple of forced fumbles. However, he was limited to just 10 games after being suspended for his role in a Week 11 brawl between the Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, when Garrett ripped the helmet off of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and then hit him over the head with it.

The 24-year-old was reinstated by the NFL earlier this offseason.

Garrett, who played his collegiate football at Texas A&M, was originally selected by Cleveland with the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He played in 11 games during his rookie year, finishing with 31 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The following season, Garrett broke out, racking up 44 tackles, 13.5 sacks and three forced fumbles en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

The Browns were one of the league’s most disappointing teams in 2019.

Due to a busy offseason in which Cleveland added ample talent on both sides of the ball, the Browns were pegged by many as Super Bowl contenders going into last year.

Instead, Cleveland won just six games and missed the playoffs entirely, resulting in the firings of head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey.

The Browns hired Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry as their respective replacements.