Cleveland Browns Player to Trade for Elite Quarterback No. 1 – Myles Garrett
All the players I’ve listed are tough to swallow as a part of a trade, but perhaps Myles Garrett will be the toughest. Garrett came into the league as a generational-type player, and he really has had a fantastic career for the Cleveland Browns.
But let me ask you this? How many games has Garrett won for the Browns?
I’m not saying the answer is zero, but it’s significantly less than the number an elite quarterback could win for you. The two biggest plays I remember from Garrett are vs. the Bengals in 2020 forcing a strip-sack for a touchdown and recovering the fumble in the endzone the first play of the playoff game in Pittsburgh in 2020.
Garrett is a freak athlete that can cause a ton of problems, but I’m still not sold he has the ability to win the team a Super Bowl on his own. Aaron Donald is considered the most dominant defensive player in the NFL, and what did it take for him to get his championship? An elite quarterback in Matthew Stafford.
As for three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, he never won a title.
This wouldn’t be an easy decision, but can you honestly say that giving up Garrett for the opportunity to get an elite quarterback doesn’t make sense? You can sign another defensive end in free agency, you won’t get the opportunity to sign a quarterback.
I’m not saying that Andrew Berry will use this strategy, but it wouldn’t be insane for him to ponder the idea of trading such a valuable piece for an elite quarterback.