Five pass-rushers who will make bank because of Myles Garrett deal

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CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 14: Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Here are five pass-rushers who will benefit from Myles Garrett’s deal

First off, let me start by saying that Myles Garrett‘s contract extension is probably the smartest move that a Cleveland Browns general manager has made in a long time. Not only does it lock up Myles Garrett for the next seven seasons, but it also gets him at a good discount.

The uncertainty with COVID-19 probably played a factor into why Myles would sign his extension so early, instead of waiting for some other dominoes to fall to get him more money. Regardless, his contract is a huge win-win for both parties, as Garrett is now going to likely end up $125 million richer than before.

It’s also a good thing for other pass rushers around the league who are going to look to the new deal signed by Garrett as proof that they too need to be very well compensated by their respective teams.

Every player minus one on this list should have signed a contract extension before the Browns star, which would have increased the amount of money he would have asked for. Getting a deal done before any of them not only saves the Browns money, but it also takes cap space out of the hands of other NFL teams.

While some of the players on this list are currently playing for squads who have an abundance of cap space, some of them are on teams who are going to have to make some hard decisions on where to allocate their cap space if they want to keep these premier pass rushers. First up on this list is Matt Judon, the Baltimore Ravens’ star pass-rusher.

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