Myles Garrett looks to sit atop Browns all-time sack list against the Jets

Myles Garrett, Browns. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Myles Garrett, Browns. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

When the Cleveland Browns host the New York Jets in the home opener on Sunday, Myles Garrett will look to sit atop the Browns all-time sack list.

The home crowd could be in for a real treat come Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. Not only can the Cleveland Browns start the season 2-0 for the first time since 1993, but Myles Garrett could break the franchise record for sacks.

Garrett entered the season with 58.5 career sacks, just four behind Clay Matthews, who should be in the Hall of Fame, which is a point that needs to be hammered home until he’s enshrined in Canton.

Matthews had 62 for the orange and brown. Garrett was able to bring down former teammate Baker Mayfield twice last Sunday to get him to 60.5.

Myles Garrett career vs. the Jets

The Jets have been a favorable matchup for Garrett in his five-year career, playing four different times. In those games, Flash has compiled eight sacks and could add to that this Sunday. The Jets don’t have a good offensive line and last week allowed Joe Flacco to be hit 11 times and sacked three times.

Speaking of Flacco, he used to be the man in Baltimore until Lamar Jackson entered the league. The Jets are sticking with Flacco as they await the season debut of Zach Wilson. Garrett teamed up with former teammate Trevon Coley to bring Flacco down back in 2018. The two could meet yet again in the backfield this Sunday. It would be very amusing if the sack to break the record occurred on the Brownie the Elf logo that now sits at midfield.

If the record is broken this weekend, it will be in Garrett’s 70th career game. Think about that for just one second; 62.5 sacks in 70 games, which averages out to 1.12 sacks per game. Could this be the year that Garrett finally gets a Defensive Player of the Year vote, let alone win the award? If Week 1 was any indication, then this very well could be the year.

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