Arlington Martin graduate and Texas A&M star Myles Garrett’s rookie NFL contract with the Cleveland Browns has been Seal’ed with a Kiss. From a Rose.
The speedy defensive end with a love for slow love songs reportedly signed a four-year deal Friday to the strains of Seal’s song “Kiss from a Rose,” according to multiple sources. The package is worth an estimated $30.4 million, including a hefty $20.3 million guaranteed signing bonus.
Garrett was picked first overall by the Browns in last month’s 2017 NFL Draft. Last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, signed a four-year deal for $27.9 million, including an $18.6 million signing bonus.
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After getting drafted, Garrett made waves when he said he was targeting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his first sack. The Browns meet the Steelers in Cleveland in the first game of the 2017 season.
“I think that was kind of blown up, but I stand by it,” Garrett told the Associated Press. “We are looking to get after it. Why should I be afraid of saying those kinds of things? That is what any team would say or any player would say. You are trying to make a name for yourself. You are trying to go out there and win games just like they are. They are not going to shy away from the challenge and neither are we.”
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