With a new head coach and general manager at the helm, the Cleveland Browns are ready to test out all the new packages in their arsenal during the offseason.
On Thursday, Myles Garrett tweeted to Baker Mayfield about an idea that he has for the 2020 Browns offense:
— Myles Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) May 1, 2020
The “MG goal line package” could be a secret weapon for Cleveland, but tweeting the video to more than 206,000 followers may not be so secretive.
In the video, he jumped an impressive 60 inches.
The NFL schedule has yet to be released, but he is already showing that he is ready for the NFL season.
Myles Garrett’s Future with the Browns
The No. 1 overall selection of the 2017 NFL Draft made the Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA) All-Rookie Team.
Since 2017, Mayfield, Denzel Ward, Austin Seibert, and Jamie Gillian have all been PFWA All-Rookie Teams.
Garrett was Cleveland’s best player in 2018, according to Pro-Football-Reference’s approximate value rating.
The 272-lb, 6’4″ defensive end from Texas A&M was well on his way to a 2019 Pro Bowl season until it was cut short due to his involvement in the brawl with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph.
In 2019, the NFL listed Garrett as No. 49 in the league’s Top 100 rankings.
If the Browns want to follow Garrett’s plan to make him an offensive asset, he will be adding to an already impressive resume:
2017 1st round edge defenders and sacks through three seasons:
1:1 – Myles Garrett – 30.5
1:14 – Derek Barnett – 14.0
1:22 – Charles Harris – 3.5
1:26 – Takkarist McKinnley – 16.5
1:28 – Taco Charlton – 9.0
1:30 – T.J. Watt – 34.5 #Steelers
— Tommy Jaggi (@TommyJaggi) May 1, 2020
Garrett has played just 37 games over his first three seasons, while the Steelers’ 25-year-old T.J. Watt has played 47 games thus far.
Garrett was on pace for 16 sacks in 2019, which would have ranked third in the NFL last season.
He was also on pace for new career highs in tackles, tackles for loss, quarterback knockdowns, and forced fumbles.
Garrett’s Expectations for the 2020 Season
In 2019, Garrett played 10 games and just 51 percent of the team’s defensive snaps during the season.
The sky is the limit for Garrett and his expectations for the upcoming season.
Garrett should be setting even more career highs in 2020.
He also should be a Pro Bowler and achieve his first First-Team All-Pro selection.
His only All-Pro team appearance in the past was a 2018 Second-Team selection.
Garrett will continue to be a part of a strong pass defense, but the team will have to improve in terms of rushing.
In 2019, the Browns allowed the fourth-most rushing touchdowns.
They also allowed 124 rushing first downs last season, which ranked third in the NFL.
In terms of yards per rushing attempt, Cleveland allowed the third-most at 5.0 yards.
The team also ranked in the top 10 in most runs allowed of at least 20 and 40 yards.
On a bright note, the Browns rushing defense forced 10 fumbles, which ranked second in the NFL last season.
With Garrett being in the running for the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year, he will try to contribute in any way he can.
In 2019, the Browns offense was in the middle of the pack in terms of red zone scoring.
They scored 1.8 red zone touchdowns per game and scored touchdowns on 58 percent of their red zone attempts.
If Kevin Stefanski wants to mix Garrett into the goal line formations, the Browns’ red zone offense may be better off heading into what hopes to be a successful season.