Cleveland - One of the Cleveland Browns most valuable players is in it for the long haul.
Defensive end Myles Garrett, who was the Number one overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, has signed a contract extension Wednesday.
The deal is worth $125 million and runs through 2026.
“One of our fundamental organizational beliefs is identifying young players on our roster and proactively retaining them as part of our present and future core. We go through great lengths to select players whose make-up and performance embody the characteristics we are looking for within our team. Today, we’re delighted that Myles Garrett will be a Cleveland Brown for many years to come,” said Andrew Berry, the Browns’ EVP of Football Operations and General Manager. “Myles’ rare physical gifts in conjunction with his work ethic, intellect and humility have been the catalysts behind an auspicious start to his young career. Despite his early individual successes, Myles maintains the same drive toward greatness that he displayed as a 22-year old rookie. We firmly believe that this intense focus means the best is yet to come.”
Garrett had 10 sacks in 10 games last season, before a suspension kept him on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.
The pro-bowler is the only player in Browns history to post multiple double-digit sack seasons.
In his 37 career games, Garrett has 104 total tackles, 30.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 32 tackles for loss.
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