With the young core of the Cleveland Browns requiring contract extensions soon, the front office must choose which players will earn their deals first.
The Cleveland Browns currently have built a very talented roster. The key is, most of their roster is extremely young. This means the Browns have some cap space left this year and seem as if they have room to spend. This is going to be a problem in a few years when their young studs require new deals.
There are several players on rookie deals who are developing into great players for the Browns. When all of these players need new contracts at once, it will be a hefty payday for Cleveland. More than likely, they will have to decide on which to keep and which to let walk.
In this article, the Cleveland Browns will prioritize some players more than others when it comes to getting their extensions.
First priority: Myles Garrett
Defensive end Myles Garrett is one of the anchors of this team. Since his rookie campaign, he has been a dominant force on the football field. He has gotten better each year and his production has shown as much. The defense is significantly better with him on the field.
Defensive end is also one of the most valuable positions in football. They can polarize a defense and cover some holes from the rest of the group. Garrett is one of the best defensive players in the league and is surely worth a new deal.
News broke late this offseason that the Browns are already in talks with Garrett on a new super deal. He could be one of the highest-paid defensive players in all of football. Garrett should be first priority to get a deal done.