Former first overall pick Myles Garrett is about to receive a five-year, $125 million extension from the Cleveland Browns according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The #Browns and star pass-rusher Myles Garrett are closing in on a 5-year extension worth $125M, sources say. Another massive deal, this time for $25M in new money per year. Their top priority of this offseason and they are in the final stages. 💰💰💰
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2020
This deal now makes Garrett the highest-paid non-quarterback on the league on an average per year basis.
The Cleveland Browns took Garrett with the first overall pick back in 2017.
Though he has only been to one Pro Bowl and had one Second-Team All-Pro team recognition, he is widely regarded as one of the defensive players in the league. Garrett has had 30.5 sacks in his 37 career games.
Extending Garrett was a huge priority for the Browns now that other players of the 2017 NFL Draft class have been receiving extensions.