Cleveland Browns know they have a special player in defensive end Myles Garrett and will pay him like one. According to ESPN’s Jake Trotter, Browns and Garrett are close to agreeing on a five-year, $125 million extension.
This extension would make Garrett the highest-paid non-quarterback player in the league. He would also become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
Garrett has two years left on his rookie deal, so this extension would bring him $144 million in the next seven years.
Browns and Garrett are expected to finalize the deal by Wednesday after the 24-year-old pass rusher passes his physical.
Myles Garrett entered the league in 2017 as Cleveland’s No.1 overall pick and managed to rack 30.5 sacks in the last three years. He also has 104 tackles, four pass deflections, and six forced fumbles to show for.
Garrett’s numbers would probably have been even bigger had he not miss six games last season due to suspension. He was suspended indefinitely after hitting Pittsburgh Steelers’ QB Mason Rudolph with a helmet after an altercation. The NFL reinstated him back in February.