DE - CLE
Week 7 Outlook
DE Myles Garrett registered three tackles, two sacks, one assisted tackle, and one QB hit in Sunday's match against the Cowboys.
Garret rewarded fantasy owners with a solid stat line on Sunday. He looked driven and hungry on the field. Garret gave rookie UDFA RT, Terrence Steele, more than he could handle when pulling off a beautiful spin move on his way to sacking Dak Prescott. Garret is an automatic every week starter as long as he's healthy.
DE Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns are closing in on a five-year, $125M extension, according to sources.
The deal is not official yet, but it’s fully expected to be finalized in the coming days. Cleveland locks up their prized pass-rusher for an additional five years. He’ll be under contract through the 2025 season. In his short three-year NFL career thus far, Garrett has recorded 30.5 sacks in just 37 games played. His ability to get to the quarterback off the edge is a thing of beauty and the Browns should be ecstatic to have him under team control for an additional five seasons.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, All-Pro DE Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns are actively engaged in talks surrounding a long-term contract extension.
The Browns exercised Garrett’s fifth-year option in April that will pay him $15.2M in 2021, that is unless a long-term contract extension can be worked out prior to July 15. Browns GM Andrew Berry told 105.7 The Fan Baltimore last month that "we do see Myles as a long-term member and pillar in our organization. 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.'' Apparently, Cleveland also hasn’t given up on Jadeveon Clowney either, according to sources. If the Browns can secure Garrett for the long-term and bring in Clowney as well, they’re going to have one of, if not the best, defensive lines in the NFL.
Cleveland GM Andrew Berry told Ian Rapoport that the team hopes to sign DE Myles Garrett to a long-term contract extension in the near future.
"We do see Myles as a long-term member and pillar in our organization," Berry said last week on Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan. The only blemish on Garrett’s resume is the strike to Mason Rudolph during the 2019 season which landed him a suspension. He’s one of the league’s best pass-rushers and will demand one of the highest contracts ever for a non-quarterback. Rapoport stated that he could be worth a potential $25M per year. In his three-year career with the Browns, Garrett has a total of 104 tackles, 30.5 sacks, and six forced fumbles.
The Browns have exercised their fifth-year option on former first pick Myles Garrett for the 2021 season.
No surprise here as Garrett has lived up to his hype as the first overall pick in 2017 as he tried to pave his way to Defensive Player of the Year. The Browns will keep him under contract through the 2020 and 2021 season as he anchors the pass rush for Cleveland.