Top 10 all-time best Cleveland Browns players since ’99
No. 3 all-time Cleveland Browns player since 1999- Myles Garrett, DE
Myles Garrett is now in his sixth season with the Browns and he’s doing things on defense that most before him have never been able to do. He has already broken the franchise record for most sacks in one season with 16 which he did in 2021.
He’s again closing in on breaking his own record now in 2022 as he has 15 sacks heading into Week 18. In total, Garrett has recorded 73.5 sacks to date which is also a franchise record. You add in the fact he’s registered 256 tackles, had 140 quarterback hits, 75 tackles for losses, 13 pass deflections, and forced 13 fumbles then you see why he’s the best defensive lineman in Browns’ history.
Garrett was drafted No. 1 overall by Cleveland back in 2017 and has had a lot of pressure to produce and be a transformative leader on the field. He’s had his high moments and also a few low moments that have made him a controversial figure.
His most notable mistake was made back in 2019 when he unexpectedly started swinging a football helmet at the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. The action got Garrett suspended indefinitely by the NFL. However, Garrett was able to return to start the 2020 season and has maintained his composure since.
The Texas A&M product has been under a microscope for much of his career and that has made his mistakes a lot easier to criticize but, in the end, when Cleveland fans look back at their best players ever, Garrett’s name will be there. He’s not a free agent for a couple more years and I suspect he will continue to put an exclamation point on his record-breaking career.