The four-year deal is worth $30.4 million guaranteed, including a $20.25 million signing bonus, according to reports.
The Browns have now signed seven of their 10 2017 draft picks, including DL Larry Ogunjobi (third round), DB Howard Wilson (fourth round), OL Rod Johnson (fifth round), K Zane Gonzalez (seventh round) and RB Matthew Dayes (seventh round).
The former Texas A&M star defensive end said prior to the draft that he wanted to exceed Hall of Famer Jerry Rice's greatness, and that he wants to the leave the game as the "greatest that ever played, regardless of position or era". The Texas A&M defensive end was the consensus top player in the 2017 draft and will be penciled in as the likely starter opposite of 2016 second-round pick Emmanuel Ogbah.
Garrett's signing comes days after he elicited a "holy smokes!" from coach Hue Jackson after exploding around the edge for a would-be sack of DeShone Kizer on day two of rookie camp. "He's shown an interest in learning and I'm a player that really likes to try to help teach and impart any wisdom that I've gotten over the ages on some of those young guys". With the signing of Garrett, the Browns have now agreed to terms with six of their ten draft picks. Physically, you guys have seen him. "If I learn that and keep on practicing that, then I will perform at a high level". So we hope surrounding him and doing the right things, he can become that great man. So we just trust them and their decisions.