Garrett's new deal includes $100 million in guarantees and $50 million guaranteed at signing, Rapoport adds, and the $25 million average annual value would make him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
A long-term pact for the star pass-rusher was Cleveland's top priority this offseason, and the two sides began negotiations in June. Garrett was the No. 1 overall pick in 2017 and had two years remaining on his rookie contract.
The 24-year-old had 10 sacks in 10 games last season prior to being suspended for the remainder of the campaign due to his involvement in a brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Through Garrett's first 37 career contests, he's amassed 30.5 sacks and six forced fumbles.
Despite his involvement in the brawl, during which he struck Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph's helmet, the Browns' front office maintained its desire to lock up the budding defender for the foreseeable future.