The Browns signed defensive end Myles Garrett to a massive contract this week, and now he’s attempting to say all the right things to essentially validate the big money he was awarded.
It’s fair to question why the Browns paid Garrett quarterback money — paying him $125 million over five years — for a guy who was suspended for the final six games of last season because he couldn’t keep his emotions in check. Another on or off-field for Garrett could see him miss an even longer stretch of action.
He is, however, an explosive player that a franchise should build around. And the Browns, on defense, are apparently attempting to do exactly that. If you ask Garrett, he can help lead them “to that promised land,” or something.
“There was no reservation for me because I kind of like that the history is what it is,” Garrett said, via NFL.com. “Because it will only make it so much sweeter when we turn this thing around and actually start winning big games, winning playoff games and finally getting to that last one. I’d like to be a part of that. I’d like to lead the pack for that. So whenever we do that, whether it starts next year or how many years it takes, I want to lead Cleveland to that promised land.”
It does look like he’s getting ahead of himself a bit. The promised land is a far journey for the Browns — a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2002.