The Cleveland Browns and All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett are close to finalizing a contract extension for five-years, worth about $125 million. The extension is worth a total of about $144 million over seven years, and Garrett, 24, is expected to sign on Wednesday. According to ESPN, the Pro Bowl defensive lineman passed a physical Tuesday.
The extension would make Garrett the highest-paid non-quarterback in the league, surpassing Chicago Bears star Khalil Mack ($23 million) in average annual salary. Garrett entered this off-season with two years left on his rookie deal after the Browns picked up his fifth-year option.
Garrett recorded 10 sacks in 10 games last season, but he was suspended for the final six contests after hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet during a skirmish at the end of their Nov. 14 game. The NFL reinstated Garrett earlier this off-season.
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