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You would be hard-pressed to find any Cleveland Browns fans who were upset about the recent news that Myles Garrett and the team are set to agree to a huge extension that will make him the highest-paid player in the league. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some people who wonder about the contract he’s getting.
Garrett’s news of a new contract came within hours of the Kansas City Chiefs giving their Pro Bowl defensive tackle, Chris Jones, a four-year extension worth up to $85 million.
For Garrett, he’s set to make $125 million over five seasons. While Garrett was the No. 1 pick and is only scratching the surface of his talent, one writer says his deal makes the one Jones signed look like a bargain.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“Yet there are still question marks surrounding Garrett. Injuries limited him to 11 games in his rookie season, and while he comes off as a genuinely nice guy, his hit on Rudolph was not the first time he did something on the field worthy of a fine or suspension.Meanwhile, Jones has been available during his four-year career.”"
Kubitza is right that Garrett has more to prove due to his injuries early on whereas Jones has not. He also looked at the suspension he was handed last season. Still, the fact is the arrow’s pointing up on his career and the Browns aren’t just paying for what he has done but for what he will do.
This was the most important thing they needed to do this offseason and once it becomes official, champagne bottles should be popped. They’re locking up a good one (and according to our own Mitch Zoloty, it’s the first time a first-round pick will be re-signed in Cleveland since Joe Haden).
"“NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Cleveland Browns and Garrett are closing in on a five-year extension worth $125 million, per sources informed of the situation. Rapoport added Garrett’s deal includes $50 million fully guaranteed at signing and $100 million in total guarantees.”"
The $100 million in guarantees is huge money but there’s np doubt Myles Garrett is worth it.
The countdown to 2020 continues and with 61 days left, Casey Kinnamon took us back to the days of Mike Baab.
Elliott Kennel looks at the moves made by Andrew Berry and explains how they work with the salary cap. The fact that he was forward-thinking helped as the team negotiated with 2017 No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett.