The Browns and star defensive end Myles Garrett are close to finalizing a blockbuster contract extension, a person familiar with the negotiations confirmed Tuesday.
The deal will be worth $125 million over five years, another person with knowledge of the situation said. The source said the extension will be finalized this week and could be wrapped up in the next two days.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, Garrett would become the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, surpassing Chicago Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack's average annual salary of $23.5 million.
Garrett is under contract with the Browns for the next two seasons, so the five-year extension would tie him to Cleveland for seven seasons.
NFL Network first reported an extension was on the horizon.