Myles Garrett, the star defensive end for Cleveland Browns, was involved in a single-car accident after leaving the Browns practice facility.
Myles Garrett : car accident | Injury update | Contract
Garrett is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||December 29, 1995
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||272 lb (123 kg)|
|High school:||Martin (Arlington)|
|College:||Texas A&M (2014–2016)|
|NFL Draft:||2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1|
He played college football at Texas A&M, where he received unanimous All-American honors in 2016, and was selected first overall by the Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Garrett has been named to three Pro Bowls and two first-team All-Pros during his NFL career.
Garrett attended Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, where he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track.
In football, he had 19.5 sacks as a senior and was the 2013 recipient of the Landry Award, given to the top high school player in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Myles Garrett Car accident
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following a car crash on Monday afternoon.
Ohio State Highway Patrol officials have confirmed that Myles Garrett has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following a single-car accident on Monday afternoon.
The Cleveland Browns defensive end was travelling home from practice in Berea, Ohio on Monday afternoon when he crashed his 2021 Porsche.
The accident happened on the southbound lane of State Road near Sharon Copley Road in Wadsworth, Ohio. Police reported that there was also a female passenger in the car with Garrett.
The reports say that the Porsche exited the right side of the road and flipped over several times at around 3 p.m. Both Garrett and his passenger were taken to a nearby hospital and it is reported that both were wearing seatbelts.
Happily, police report that neither drugs nor alcohol were involved and that Garrett’s injuries were “minor”, although he may face traffic charges pending a full investigation. All things considered, that is a trade-off that Garrett will happily take.
The Cleveland Browns released a statement confirming the above details, but declining to indicate whether or not this will affect his playing status next Sunday in Atlanta.
Hugely popular with the dog pound faithful, Garrett will have the support of the entire Cleveland community as he recovers and returns to action.
Ohio State Highway Patrol told News 5 in Cleveland that the 26-year-old Garrett crashed his 2021 Porsche in Wadsworth, Ohio while driving south on State Road and there was a female passenger in the vehicle who also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Both Garrett and the passenger were wearing seatbelts, according to the report, and Garrett’s injuries were described as “minor.”
The crash happened around 3 p.m. and the Porsche “flipped several times” after going off the side of the road, officials.
While the cause of the crash is unknown, Ohio State Highway Patrol does not suspect impairment, according to multiple reports.
Garrett, whom the Browns selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All Pro with 61.5 career sacks, including a career-high 16 sacks during the 2021 season.
He has three sacks in the Browns’ first three games this year. The team is scheduled to face the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Garrett’s contract is worth $125 million and keeps him with the Bears till 2026. In 2022 the option bonus in the contract will earn him a total of $20.665 million.
|Contract:||5 yr(s) / $125,000,000|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$43,546,125|
|Free Agent:||2027 / UFA|
$10 million of his 2023 salary is fully guaranteed after the 3rd league day of the 2022 season. He is also eligible for a $5 million roster bonus in the last two seasons of the contract.
Terms of Myles Garrett contract :
- $43.5M fully guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary + 2021 option bonus)
- 2021 Option Bonus: $20.665M (guaranteed, paid the 3rd league day of 2021, 3/19)
- 2022 Option Bonus: $17.965M (guarantees the 3rd league day of 2021, paid 3/19/2022)
- 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2021
- $10M of 2023 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2022
- Remaining $7.25M of 2023 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2023
- 2024 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2024
- 2025 Roster Bonus: $5M (5th league day of 2025)
- 2026 Roster Bonus: $5M (5th league day of 2026)
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