The Cleveland Browns and pass-rusher Myles Garrett are nearing a five-year extension worth $125million, according to NFL Insider's Ian Rapoport.
A $25million annual average salary would make Garrett the league’s highest-paid pass-rusher, surpassing the $23.5million Khalil Mack makes with the Chicago Bears.
News of Garrett’s deal on Tuesday came an hour after the Kansas City Chiefs reportedly signed star defensive end Chris Jones to a four-year contract, said to be worth up to $85million.
The trio of Garrett, Jones and Mack make up three of the 13 NFL players over the last three seasons to record at least 30 sacks and 30 tackles for loss.
Garrett, the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M, has totalled 30 and a half sacks and 32 tackles for loss in his three seasons in the league.
He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2018, and had 10 sacks and 11 tackles for loss through 10 games last season before being suspended for the final six games for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet.