Garrett was suspended for the remainder of the 2019 season after ripping off Steelers QB Mason Rudolph‘s helmet and clubbing him in the head with it during a brawl last Thursday night between the two teams.
The NFL has required Garrett to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell during the offseason to gauge his reaction to his suspension. If he shows good behavior and answers the league’s questions accurately, Schefter reports there’s a good chance he’ll be reinstated in time to play next year.
Garrett, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2017. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $30.4 million fully guaranteed contract.
Garrett stands to make base salaries of $3.22 million and $4.61 million over the next two years of the agreement. The Browns have a fifth-year option to pick up for the 2021 season.
In 2019, Garrett appeared in 10 games and recorded 29 tackles, 10 sacks, and two forced fumbles.