The Browns have had plenty of business this offseason with Bus Cook, the agent for both Myles Garrett and fellow edge-rusher Jadeveon Clowney. If all goes well, the two former No. 1 overall picks could become bookend edge-rushers for the Browns not only this season but for years to come.
Browns GM Andrew Berry exercised Garrett’s fifth-year option in April at $15.184 million for 2021, and at the time, cleveland.com reported that they’d likely try to sign him to an extension as soon as possible.
On Friday, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the two have engaged in extension talks, and that was expected. Berry was permitted to negotiate a new deal deal for the 2017 No. 1 overall pick this offseason, and he’s made it clear he’d jump at that opportunity as soon as he could.
We do see Myles as a long-term member and pillar in our organization, Berry told 105.7 the Fan Baltimore last month. Great player, great person. Obviously, he did make a mistake last year that hes learned from. But our confidence in and faith in Myles has not wavered and were looking to seeing what he does this year and certainly for years to come.
The Browns have also been big players in the Clowney sweepstakes this offseason, and they haven’t given up on the idea of landing him, sources tell cleveland.com. This is despite a report last month by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Clowney turned his nose up at Cleveland’s offer despite the fact it was higher than anyone else’s. Clowney originally wanted about $20 million a year, and then reduced that to about $17 million or $18 million, according to ESPN’s Diana Russini. He’s apparently still hoping for that blockbuster deal.