Myles Garrett to Browns: Keep betting on me, I won’t let you down

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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett shared video of his contract signing on Wednesday afternoon and the Browns made their official announcement of his extension a short time later.

It’s believed to be a five-year, $125 million deal for a player that General Manager Andrew Berry said has the “make-up and performance” are essential characteristics for core members of their team. Berry also referenced Garrett’s 2019 suspension for hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet.

Berry said Garrett has been “accountable” and that the team doesn’t “believe one moment should define him” as a player or a person. In his own comments about the extension, Garrett thanked the team for continuing to believe in him.

“In 2017, the Cleveland Browns bet on me,” Garrett said in a statement. “This city quickly became my home and these people quickly became my family. I’m eternally grateful for this opportunity, the support of my friends and family, the organization, my teammates, the fans — I could go on forever, but even that wouldn’t be enough time to express my gratitude. I’ll just say this: Keep betting on me, Cleveland, because I won’t let you down. Now, let’s get to work.”

Garrett’s deal carries the highest average annual salary of any defensive player in the league and the 24-year-old would be positioned for another sizable contract if he continues to play at the level he’s shown over his first three seasons.

28 responses to “Myles Garrett to Browns: Keep betting on me, I won’t let you down

  1. Upon hearing the news of Myles Garrett’s extension, Big Ben is having second thoughts about coming back.

  2. No Thanks. I;m not paying big money to a player that lost control on the field the way he did.

  3. And all of you that think he is some kind of criminal, you definitely don’t do your research. Look up his entire history, not just because some loud mouth POS said something to him to make him snap. I’m not saying it is what Garrett said it was, but it had to be something to make him snap. And yeah, if he played for your team, you would want to pay him too. Everyone just wants to be a hypocrite when these signings happen.

  4. 100 mil guaranteed is a lot for a guy who could snap and assault someone with a lethal weapon.

  5. In the end it won’t matter because they won’t need to pay a QB. Constantly in search of that.

  6. Browns were supposed to be the dream team last year. And now they’re paying above average players, with anger issues, top contracts.

    Keep on browning…

  7. This right here is why the Browns will never be a team that will be a contender. This guy is one of those who will always be in trouble and most likely not produce now that he is paid. He actually should have been banned for life.

  8. Overrated? 30.5 sacks in 37 games. Plus the highest individual DVoA in the NFL. Yup, super overrated. I bet those guys follow the game closely.

  9. I think MG is a really good player. I think this probably the in the ballpark of the money he should get. At the same time i think its a crime hes not suspended at the very least 8 games this season. If he had hit that qb in the head with the crown of the helmet instead of the opening we would be talking about attempted murder.

  10. I posted earlier that something was up with him last year. Too many unsportsmanlike penalties before the whole helmet incident. Hopefully this wasn’t a foreshadowing of what’s to come.

  11. Myles Garrett deserves every penny. He doesn’t just take down QBs. He takes ‘out’ QBs!

    Seriously though, The Browns show us that no matter how many star players you have, your team is only as good as your coach. An easy division certainly helps. The latter is not in their favor but the former holds promise.

  12. I love the concept that if you are paying me all this money, I have an obligation to the organization and I won’t let you down. All other issues excluded, this is at least the right attitude. Gotta love that. Hope he can back it up.

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    July 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm
    Upon hearing the news of Myles Garrett’s extension, Big Ben is having second thoughts about coming back.

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    Steelers are 4-1-1 against the Browns since they drafted Garrett. Pretty sure Roethlisberger’s not losing any sleep over this.

  14. csszrr says:
    July 15, 2020 at 10:31 pm
    Overrated? 30.5 sacks in 37 games. Plus the highest individual DVoA in the NFL. Yup, super overrated. I bet those guys follow the game closely. Master of the meaningless sack lol they over paid slice it anyway you like.

  15. I realize that the circumstances of Garrett’s suspension were pretty rare (How often do you waffle a QB with his own helmet because you thought he used a racial slur?), but why not wait until the 2021 offseason just to make sure it doesn’t happen again?

  16. Dirty player with dirty hits. Even before the helmet incident, this guy looked like he had zero sportsmanship. After the helmet, we know he doesn’t. He’s going to need all that money for fines.

  17. Myles Garrett to Browns: Keep betting on me, I won’t let you down

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    Yeah but will they let you down Myles??? They’re not exactly the second coming of the Patriots.

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