By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Cleveland Browns have re-signed pass rusher Myles Garrett to a five-year deal. He can earn up to $125 million through the 2026 season.
He was due $50 million guaranteed signing. Garrett had two years left on his deal before reaching this agreement.
“One of our fundamental organizational beliefs is identifying young players on our roster and proactively retaining them as part of our present and future core,” Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Andrew Berry said. “We go through great lengths to select players whose make-up and performance embody the characteristics we are looking for within our team. Today, we’re delighted that Myles Garrett will be a Cleveland Brown for many years to come. Myles’ rare physical gifts in conjunction with his work ethic, intellect and humility have been the catalysts behind an auspicious start to his young career.
“Despite his early individual successes, Myles maintains the same drive toward greatness that he displayed as a 22-year old rookie. We firmly believe that this intense focus means the best is yet to come.”
Garrett is scheduled to make $4.6 million for the upcoming 2020 season. He will then make $15.1 million during the 2021 season.
Then, the contract that he signed this week kicks in for the 2022 season as a 26-year-old. His new contract will allow him to become a free agent before the 2027 season as a 31-year-old.
The 24-year-old Arlington, Texas native was the No. 1 overall pick by the Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft. He has spent the last three seasons with the Browns.
In his career, he has appeared in 37 games, including 35 starts. He has had 104 tackles, including 32 tackles for a loss and 65 quarterback hits.
Garrett has had 30.5 sacks, including 23.5 sacks in the last two seasons, six forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and four pass deflections.
“In 2017, the Cleveland Browns bet on me,” Garrett said. “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.”