Cleveland Browns were still exhilarated from Victory Monday and the amazing team win in Week 9 over the Cincinnati Bengals.
However, they woke up to outstanding news on Tuesday.
This morning, the Browns announced that they reached a deal to extend guard Wyatt Teller through the 2025 season.
Teller, who turns 27 later this month, was in the fourth and final year of his contract and would have been a coveted free agent after the 2021 season.
The #Browns and G Wyatt Teller have reached agreement on a four-year contract extension, sources say. He was slated to be a free agent after the season. Now, he’s under contract through 2025 in Cleveland, where OL coach Bill Callahan has tapped into his potential.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 9, 2021
— NFL (@NFL) November 9, 2021
What a difference a week makes!
He is one of the best in the business at his position.
The Browns acquired him through a trade with the Buffalo Bills.
— CLE SPORTS WORLD (@Browniestalk) November 9, 2021
Ironically, a #payteller social media movement began on Sunday as Teller dominated in the Bengals game.
Teller’s response to the extension was as follows:
“I couldn’t love my team, coaches, this city more. Thankful that they viewed me as a special player. I’m staying in a great city with great fans, a great team. Great players around me.”
#Browns RG Wyatt Teller: "I couldn't love my team, coaches, this city more. Thankful that they viewed me as a special player. I'm staying in a great city with great fans, a great team. Great players around me."
— 92.3 The Fan (@923TheFan) November 9, 2021
Positive Message To Browns Locker Room
The timing after negotiating an exit from the Odell Beckham Jr. contract is not coincidental.
GM Andrew Berry chose to reinvest in a high-performing player who is consistently at the top of his game.
Arguably, he could have tested the free agent market and gotten paid more.
However, Teller is the latest in a line of players that are taking less money to stay in Cleveland.
This is not the Browns’ front office of years past.
These people are making smart decisions and working diligently to retain players who fit into the system and believe that a winning culture is in place in Cleveland.
Dear Wyatt Teller,
No one had answers for the Browns RG spot before you arrived. Quietly you became part of the #1 OLine in the NFL. When they called Cleveland the same old Browns and you took it personally we all should've known.
Wyatt's house of pancakes is here to stay. pic.twitter.com/41BK8tMVm1
— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) November 9, 2021
The fans love and appreciate Teller and could not be happier that he is staying put in Cleveland.