Watch: Myles Garrett officially Browns all-time sack leader

Browns, Myles Garrett. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
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Myles Garrett sacked Bailey Zappe, forcing a fumble which Cleveland recovered. That play puts him ahead of Clay Matthews for the most sacks in Browns history.

Myles Garrett is officially the all-time sack leader in Cleveland Browns history.

Clay Matthews, Jr. has been sitting atop the leaderboard for several years with 62 official sacks during his career but the No. 1 pick from the 2017 NFL Draft has been on his tail for weeks. Now, Garrett finally passed him up when he sacked Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe, forcing a fumble in the process.

Safety Johns Johnson III recovered the fumble as the Browns were in New England territory on a 3-3 game.

Cleveland was unable to capitalize on the play as Jacoby Brissett was stopped on fourth-and-one as Kevin Stefanski again elected to go for it, rather than taking the field goal. Surely, he will be criticized for this — as coaches always are when a play doesn’t work — but he was going for the home run after the huge play from Garrett.

In just five-plus seasons, Garrett already has 62.5 sacks and is coming off a campaign where he had 16. So far in 2022, Garrett now has four sacks but this is his first since Week 2 against the Jets. He’s come close but teams have worked hard to go away from him.

Myles Garrett overcame a lot in 2022 already

As impressive as it is for Garrett to take the lead in this category, he did so after overcoming some adversity off the field. A couple of weeks ago, Garrett was injured in a car accident and had to sit out Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.

He was back against the Chargers last week but was still dealing with a shoulder issue. He appears to be healthier in their Week 6 contest and had no problem making an impact on the game early.