Myles Garrett could get $25 million per year from Browns?
Myles Garrett was involved in one of the biggest controversies of the 2019 NFL season, but that has not changed the opinions of Cleveland Browns executives who view him as a cornerstone of the franchise for years to come.
Browns general manager Andrew Berry told the “Rapsheet and Friends” podcast this week that the team wants to sign Garrett to an extension. According to Ian Rapoport, it would not be a surprise if Garrett gets a deal with an average annual value of $25 million.
#Browns GM Andrew Berry told RapSheet + Friends (https://t.co/CiKkY8tVHv) that he hopes Myles Garrett is with the #Browns for years to come. Why a long-term extension makes sense pic.twitter.com/Xfe6oebpQU
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 5, 2020
Aaron Donald is currently the highest-paid defensive lineman in the NFL. He’ll make $22.5 million from the Los Angeles Rams next season. We know with the way the market works in the NFL that Garrett will almost certainly get more than that, but $25 million sounds a tad ambitious.
Garrett has two years remaining on his rookie contract, but he will likely want an extension long before that deal expires. All indications are that the ugly altercation he was involved in with Mason Rudolph last season is not going to have an impact on contract negotiations.
Aside from the Rudolph incident, Garrett has lived up to the hype in Cleveland. The former No. 1 overall pick has 30.5 sacks and six forced fumbles through his first three NFL seasons.