Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns have engaged in contract discussions that could possibly lead to a "mega-extension" for the 2017 No. 1 overall pick, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Garrett is entering the final year of his rookie contract. 

Based on the current market for defensive ends, Garrett is likely hoping for a contract that will pay him $18-20 million per season, which would put him among the five highest paid pass rushers based on annual salary. Khalil Mack ($23.5 million), Demarcus Lawrence ($21 million), Frank Clark ($20.8 million), Von Miller ($19 million) and Trey Flowers ($18 million) are the league's highest-paid pass rushers based on annual salary, according to Over the Cap

Already regarded as one of the league's top defensive ends, Garrett has enjoyed a productive start to his career, recording 30.5 sacks in his first 37 games with the Browns. Garrett earned Pro Bowl honors in 2018 after recording 13.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 12 tackles for loss. Despite appearing in just 10 games, Garrett finished the 2019 season with 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and 11 tackles for loss. 

Garrett was suspended indefinitely by commissioner Roger Goodell following his altercation with quarterback Mason Rudolph near the end of Cleveland's Week 11 victory over Pittsburgh. Garrett, who missed the final six games of the season for swinging his helmet at Rudolph, was reinstated by the league in February. New defensive Browns coordinator Joe Woods recently said that Garrett has been in a "good place" since being reinstated. 

"He is focused on getting better. He is focused on being a good teammate," Woods said in a conference call last month, via "He has been in the meetings. He is trying to step up and take more of a leadership role. I definitely think he is moving in the right direction and has the right mindset."

Cleveland is hoping to complement Garrett with more talent on its defensive side of the ball in 2020. In free agency, the team signed defensive tackle Andrew Billings, a former third-round pick who developed into a starter in Cincinnati. They also signed former Raiders safety Karl Joseph, a former first-round pick who was enjoying a solid 2019 campaign before an injury cut his season short. In the draft, the Browns drafted safety Grant Delpit, defensive tackle Jordan Elliott and linebacker Jacob Phillips. Delpit and Phillips are expected to complete for starting jobs in 2020, while Elliott is currently behind Sheldon Richardson on Cleveland's projected depth chart, according to Ourlads

The Browns are also hoping for more development from 2019 draft picks Mack Wilson and Greedy Williams. An inside linebacker, Wilson was an immediate starter in Cleveland, recording 82 tackles and seven passes defensed as a rookie. Williams, a cornerback, recorded 47 tackles and two pass breakups in 12 starts during his rookie campaign. 

Cleveland's defense also includes cornerback Denzel Ward, a former fourth overall pick who was named to the Pro Bowl during his rookie season.