Browns Want to Sign Myles Garrett to Contract Extension, Says GM Andrew Berry

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 5, 2020

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 03:  Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on November 3, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  The Broncos defeated the Browns 24-19.  (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Barry told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that he sees defensive end Myles Garrett being a long-term Brown. 

Rapoport also noted that Garrett has a "legitimate chance of being the first $25 million-a-year pass-rusher" while discussing the possibility of a contract extension with Cleveland.

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

#Browns GM Andrew Berry told RapSheet + Friends (https://t.co/CiKkY8tVHv) that he hopes Myles Garrett is with the #Browns for years to come. Why a long-term extension makes sense 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 https://t.co/Xfe6oebpQU

It's hard to imagine Garrett getting anything less than an extremely lucrative extension with the Browns. The 24-year-old has accumulated 30.5 sacks in his first three seasons (37 games), adding 104 tackles (32 for loss), 65 quarterback hits and six forced fumbles.

Joe Banner @JoeBanner13

Garrett should be the 1st non QB to average 25M per yr. As I have said the big untold story of the off season is how many top players who have completed 3 or 4 years are demanding new contracts behind the scenes. Led to Buckner trade & Mccafery deal. Tip of the iceberg. https://t.co/Edn6n7zM5o

The 2018 Pro Bowler was having a superb 2019 season, with 10 sacks, 11 tackles for loss and 18 quarterback hits in 10 games before he was suspended the remainder of the season for striking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet in a November game. 

It's the major blemish on Garrett's otherwise impressive NFL resume. But it doesn't seem as though it will keep him from staying in Cleveland for the long haul. 

"We do see Myles as a long-term member and pillar in our organization," Berry said last week on Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan (h/t Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com) "Great player, great person. Obviously, he did make a mistake last year that he's learned from. But our confidence in and faith in Myles has not wavered and we're looking to seeing what he does this year and certainly for years to come."