Myles Garrett closing in on an extension with the Cleveland Browns
Now, just days after the 10th overall pick in the same draft signed a huge deal with the Chiefs, Garrett is close to signing an extension with the Browns.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport first broke the story about a deal being close.
It comes as a surprise that Garrett could be signing his extension this early, considering he has another two years left on his current contract. This extension would lock him up with the Cleveland Browns until after the 2026 season. He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2027, at the age of 31.
Garrett also becomes the first Cleveland Browns first-round pick to sign an extension since Joe Haden, who was drafted in 2010. Since becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns, Garrett has played in 37 of a possible 48 games, racking up 30.5 sacks.
While sacks aren’t the best way to accurately portray a pass-rusher’s ability, Garrett has been regarded as one of the top pass-rushers in the NFL since entering the league. The Browns do not have a rich history of prolific pass-rushers, so given Myles’ extended stay in Cleveland, he could be the franchise’s leader in sacks by the time he retires.
If you’re a Browns fan and you haven’t bought a Myles jersey yet, I suggest you go do so soon, as it’s safe to say he will be in Cleveland for a while.