Report: Browns, Myles Garrett have had extension talks

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Browns General Manager Andrew Berry said last month that the team views defensive end Myles Garrett as “a long-term member and pillar in our organization” that they wanted to keep around beyond the end of his rookie deal.

They’ve reportedly started working toward making that happen. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the team and Garrett have engaged in conversations about an extension.

Garrett is entering his fourth season and the Browns exercised their option on the 2021 season earlier this year. That option carries a salary of over $15 million for the first overall pick of the 2017 draft.

A new deal will certainly come with a higher average annual salary than that figure. Khalil Mack‘s $23.5 million average is currently the highest among edge rushers with DeMarcus Lawrence and Frank Clark also topping the $20 million a year mark.

Garrett had 10 sacks in 10 games last season, but missed the rest of the year while serving a suspension for hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet. Garrett has been reinstated for the coming season.

4 responses to “Report: Browns, Myles Garrett have had extension talks

  1. Garrett stands to be the only first round pick of the Browns to get a second contract since Joe Haden. He’s also the only player to deserve this. Hopefully this happens, The Browns need continuity in order to get above mediocrity.

  2. The advantage of signing Garret is any guarantees are voided if he’s suspended.
    So I’d give him lots of guarantees in return for a slightly lower salary.
    Then you get the best of both worlds if he’s suspended again.

  3. Can’t say I agree with Garrett’s actions last season, but all that aside, he’s an elite D-Lineman and easily one of the best players the Browns have drafted in a long time. He’s a defensive force that opposing OL’s have to worry about and deserves to be paid like one.

  4. This reminds me of the Cleveland Indians speaking to Lindor when he had 3 years left on his contract. I was happy to hear when Browns picked up his 5th year option. As long as he keeps playing at a high level, he will have a lucrative contract in 2 years and maybe the highest paid in the league. Stay healthy and God bless.

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