1. Myles Garrett gets MVP
There was no bigger disappointment in 2019 than the ending to Myles Garrett’s season. Truthfully, only he and Mason Rudolph will ever know the truth of what happened, but it’s now all in the past and time to move on. Not only is Garrett coming off missing the final six games of last season, but he also inked a $25 million per year extension this offseason and will be out to prove his worth.
Many times in the NFL you have seen guys sign major deals and then struggle to perform, but Garrett just feels different. He doesn’t seem motivated by money and feels like a genuinely great guy who is loved by everyone in the locker room. Garrett has apologized for his actions last season, but there is no doubt it will be heavily talked about for years and could likely cloud his name.
Garrett won’t want to be remembered that way and will do anything possible to erase 2019. What better way to do that than by earning defensive MVP in 2020? Garrett was on his way to an all-pro season in 2019 with 10 sacks in 10 games, and with a healthy defensive line next year there is no reason to think he can’t end up with 20 sacks.
Garrett has shown he can beat any offensive tackle in the league, and hopefully with a better offense next season it will force opposing quarterbacks to throw a little more often. That and having a healthy Olivier Vernon on the opposite side of him should allow for more one on one opportunities.
It’s not just about sacks, Garrett has also proven to be great at setting the edge vs. the outside run and can be aggressive and tackle the running back behind the line of scrimmage on plays up the middle.
While the Browns have been historically awful at drafting players, Garrett is a generational talent that will be feared by opposing teams for years to come. Cheers to a breakout MVP season Myles.