Myles Garrett trade rumor involving Browns-Seahawks shot down
Cleveland Browns standout defensive end Myles Garrett is not being shopped by the AFC North franchise, per Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson. Garrett, 24, who missed six games during the 2019 season due to the indefinite suspensions borne from the brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is apparently close to a contract extension to the Browns, too.
As much as I don’t want to break up the entertaining twitter brouhaha between #Browns and #Seahawks fans, Myles Garrett isn’t being traded to Seattle. Cleveland is working hard on an extension. Garrett will be shot to Mars in a rocket before he’s dealt to Seattle. Not. Happening.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) May 11, 2020
Robinson cites a rumor pitting the Seattle Seahawks, who will likely not re-sign free-agent defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney, as a suitor in a trade for the former number-one overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, Garrett. The Browns and the former Texas A&M Aggie are working “hard” on an extension.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, in the current extension being negotiated between the two parties, Garrett could be in line to earning around $25 million a year with his new deal. The Browns have a new general manager, Andrew Berry, though, so it’s unclear how the reshuffled Cleveland front office will value the polarizing defensive end in the wake of his suspension when Berry did not draft Garrett with the first overall pick just three years ago.
Garrett, a 6-foot-4, 272-pound edge rusher, recorded 10 sacks and 29 combined tackles along with 18 quarterback hits in just 10 games during his third NFL season, cut short when he hit Steelers signal-caller Mason Rudolph over the head with his helmet in Week 11, resulting in his indefinite suspension and the suspensions of teammates and members on Pittsburgh. Despite all of that, Garrett was reinstated by the league earlier this year and will soon ink an extension with the Browns.