Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is off to one of the best starts of his career. Through eight games, he’s helped lead the team to a 5-3 record notching 25 tackles, 18 quarterback hits, 9.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, a career-high four forced fumbles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. Pure dominance.
Since his very first snap as a Cleveland Brown in 2017, Myles has been a terror for opposing quarterbacks and has truly blossomed in Cleveland. He has been a key component in turning the Browns around from his winless rookie year to a playoff win in 2020 to a 5-3 start this season.
With the Browns off on Tuesday, Garrett took a fun media tour, making a stop on Up & Adams with Kay Adams and was asked about his future in Cleveland. Adams asked Myles point blank, “Do you see yourself as a Cleveland Brown for life?”
There’s nothing Cleveland fans love more than athletes who they consider “one of them.” It’s safe to say, Garrett falls into that category with his response and especially if it comes to fruition.
Last Sunday provided a glimpse into how highly Cleveland receives the star defensive end. After the Browns beat the Cardinals 27-0, with Garrett registering one sack, one pass defensed, one tackle for loss, and a fumble recovery, Garrett took the quick trip up East 9th Street to take in the Cleveland Cavaliers game with the Golden State Warriors. The new Cavs owner was put on the jumbotron and this was the reception was deafening.
Myles, who coming out of college was begging the Dallas Cowboys to trade up to draft him, appears to have found a home in Cleveland. Hopefully he never plays anywhere else.
Anthony Moeglin is a northeast Ohio native, who most notably quarterbacked John Carroll University to the NCAA DIII National Semifinals in 2016 after beating the No. 1 team in the country twice in a 4-week stretch. He contributes written and video/podcast content for Browns Digest, as well as serving as the lead football analyst for BuckeyesNow on the FanNation network.