Cleveland (92.3 The Fan) - Myles Garrett is finally getting paid.
The Browns plan to sign the star defensive end to a five-year extension worth $125 million, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
According to Rapoport, there are still some small hurdles, but the deal is expected to happen.
The Browns exercised the fifth-year option of Garrett's rookie deal at the end of April worth $15.184 million.
The No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft is entering the fourth year of his original contract that was fully guaranteed and paid $30.412 million over the first four years.
Garrett, who has amassed 30.5 sacks in 37 career games played, is just 24 years old. He's the first pass rusher to average $25 million per year.
Khalil Mack of the Chicago Bears is currently the NFL's highest-paid pass-rusher at $23.5 million per year after signing a six-year, $141 million contract extension in 2018.
Garrett racked up 10.0 sacks in 10 games in 2019 before being suspended for the remainder of the year for ripping off the helmet of Mason Rudolph and hitting the Steelers quarterback in the head with it in the closing seconds of a 21-7 victory in November. He was reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell in January.