Cleveland Browns fans are in the lurch regarding Myles Garrett contract talks. Until now.
Myles Garret’s season came to an early end last year. This after the defensive end swung his helmet at Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Mason Rudolph in November. The incident led the NFL to suspend him for the remainder of the season.
Despite the incident and the fact that Garrett missed the remainder of the season because of his actions, the Cleveland Browns are reportedly working on a long-term contract with Garrett. Myles was recently reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell.
Garrett, who has two years left on his deal after the Browns picked up his fifth-year option, could become the second player in the 2017 NFL Draft to have their contract extended after three seasons. Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, who was in the same draft class, got his contract extended earlier in the offseason. The class of 2017 has shown poise.
News on Myles Garrett Contract Extension
With players like Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, and Denzel Ward due to get new contracts in the near future, the Browns feel this is a good time to sign Garrett to a long-term deal. The Browns should be a playoff team. However, the Browns do not crack our top Super Bowl contenders. You may view updated odds above.
Garrett, who had 10 sacks in 10 games last season, is considered one of the best young pass rushers in the league. A sentiment echoed by Browns general manager Andrew Berry. Berry had more to say.
“We do see Myles as a long-term member. A pillar in our organization,” Andrew Berry told 105.7 the Fan Baltimore last month. “Great player, great person. Obviously, he did make a mistake last year. That he’s learned from. But our confidence in and faith in Myles has not wavered and we’re looking to seeing what he does this year and certainly for years to come.”