Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett tries to put the past behind him and look forward to the future instead. Pittsburgh’s 21-7 loss to Cleveland in Week 11 last season was a game to remember for the former 2017 first overall pick. The skirmish between him and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph became one of the biggest moments of his young career thus far.
“My life is much bigger than one moment,” Garrett said Thursday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Me, the Browns and my teammates are going to look past that and move on to greater success and that will be a small bump in the road.”
The Browns’ front office included the 2018 Pro Bowler to their long-term plans moving forward. The two sides have recently agreed to a five-year, $125 million extension earlier this week, which would tie Garrett to the organization through the 2026 season.
The Texas A&M product has played a pivotal role in the Browns’ defensive shore in recent years. He amassed 104 tackles, 30.5 sacks, and six forced fumbles through three seasons. He was also a second-team All-Pro member in 2018.
The 6’4″, 272-pound athletic freak is bound to have a great career ahead of him if he continues to stay healthy and out of trouble. He will continue to contribute to the Browns’ cause as they try to live up to expectations surrounding their big-name roster.
The Dawg Pound cannot wait any longer for their team to make a big splash in the upcoming season. Week 1 action will commence as the Browns tussle with 2019 AFC North division leader Baltimore Ravens on September 14 at the M&T Bank Stadium.