Defensive end Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms on a rookie deal, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter. The contract is expected to be for four years and $30.4 million, with a $20.25 million signing bonus. The Browns posted a video of Garrett getting ready to sign the contract on the team’s Twitter account.
Garrett and the Browns have been negotiating a deal since Cleveland selected the former Texas A&M defensive end with the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Garrett was picked after a dominating career with the Aggies, racking up 31 sacks along with 7 forced fumbles across three seasons.
Garrett’s contract is around $2.5 million more than Rams first overall pick Jared Goff received in 2016. Garrett’s deal now makes him the 14th highest paid defensive end in the NFL.
Garrett will get his first taste of NFL action when the Brown’s organized team activities begin May 23rd.
Senior Reporter, General NFL Reporter
The Browns have done a great job getting their draft picks signed quickly. Training camp is around the corner and Garrett now has ample time to work with the Browns’ defensive coaches and learn the team’s defensive schemes.