Myles Garrett looking like a DPOY contender
Myles Garrett made the sophomore leap in 2018 and established himself as one of the elite pass rushers in the NFL. His improvement has continued into 2019 as he already appears to be one of the top contenders to win the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
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Garrett was a problem for the Jets offense right from the jump, sacking Trevor Siemian on the second play of the game for New York. And Siemian could not get away from Garrett the rest of the time he was in the game, as Garrett was in the backfield often.
Although Garrett’s aggressive nature was benefiting the Browns, it was also hurting them. Garrett was called for two roughing the passer penalties, including one which injured Siemian and took him out of the game. After the penalty issues the Browns had against the Titans, it was not a good sign Garrett could not get away from being called for personal fouls.
However, Garrett showed why the Browns are willing to live with the roughing the passer penalties after he made two more sacks. Garrett showed various pass rush moves while being moved up and down the defensive line, and the Jets offensive line could not keep him in check.
Garrett already has five sacks, five tackles for loss and seven quarterback hits on the season. He is showing that offensive linemen can only contain for so long before he gets to the quarterback and makes a play. With his fast start to the regular season, Garrett is establishing himself as one of the best defensive players in the NFL.