Browns sign No. 1 pick Myles Garrett to deal reportedly worth $30.4M guaranteed

The Browns have signed 2017 first-overall pick Myles Garrett, the team announced Friday. It's a four-year fully guaranteed deal worth $30.4 million, including a $20.25 million signing bonus, according to's Ian Rapoport.

By comparison, 2016 No. 1 pick Jared Goff signed a four-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $27.9 million, including a $18.5 million signing bonus. Unlike Goff, who is subject to a 13.3 percent income tax in California, Ohio's income tax tops out at 4.9 percent.

Left tackle Joe Thomas, the Browns' 2007 first-round pick, plans to do everything in his power to help Garrett grow into a great NFL player.

"You see that fire that's burning inside him to be great and I think those are the hallmarks of guys that have a chance to be really excellent football players,'' Thomas said this week, via "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. So it will be fun for me, too, to be able to try to help as best as I can and try to get him to think like an offensive tackle and hopefully turn him into the great player I think he can be."

Garrett's first order of business once the regular-season gets underway? Shortly after he was drafted he told ESPN's Randy Moss that "I'm going to try to take [Ben Roethlisberger] down," adding that he's been following the Steelers quarterback's career for "a very long time" and "I can't wait to face him."

The Browns and Steelers meet in Week 1.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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