Browns & Myles Garrett Have Opened Extension Talks

     

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Browns and DE Myles Garrett have engaged in contract discussions, which set the stage for a potential mega-extension this summer.

Garrett still has another two years left on his rookie deal, but the Browns have made it clear that they want him to remain in Cleveland long term.

Top-end pass rushers are looking for over $20 million per year right now.

Back in May, Browns GM Andrew Berry said during an interview with 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore last week that view Garrett as a long-term member of their franchise and want to discuss an extension so this isn’t a big surprise. 

“We do see Myles as a long-term member and pillar in our organization,’’ Berry said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “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.’’

Garrett has established himself as one of the best young pass rushers in the league despite his suspension late last season

The Browns officially picked up Garrett’s fifth-year option a few weeks ago, which will cost them $15,184,000 for the 2021 season. This figure is guaranteed for injury and won’t prevent the two parties from negotiating a long-term extension over the next year or so.

Garrett, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2017. He just finished the third year of his four-year, $30.4 million fully guaranteed contract.

Garrett stands to make a base salary of $4.61 million for the 2020 season. 

In 2019, Garrett appeared in 10 games and recorded 29 tackles, 10 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

We’ll have more regarding Garrett and the Browns as the news is available.

 

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