CLEVELAND — In what amounted to a mere formality considering the magnitude of his performance, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Garrett's honor -- which marks the second time in his career he's won the award -- comes as a result of his 4.5-sack performance in the Browns' 26-6 Week 3 victory over the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. In doing so, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft set a Cleveland franchise record for sacks in a single game, surpassing linebacker Andra Davis, who recorded four sacks vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 9, 2003.
Altogether, the Browns tallied nine sacks against the Bears, while limiting Chicago to just 47 total yards, establishing a new Cleveland franchise record for yards allowed in a single game.
“It is awesome seeing everybody getting off and making big plays," Garrett said after the game. "It is just like when you are in high schools, everybody is balling and you feel like you can make a play at any time and you feel like you are the star. Everybody wants to feel like that on the field. We are picking for each other, we are working games with each other and helping each other make plays. That is how it is supposed to be. You are supposed to work in tandem, and that is what it looked like today.”
Through three weeks, the 25-year-old Garrett now leads the NFL with 5.5 sacks. On Tuesday, the 2020 first-team All-Pro selection sat down with 3News' Jim Donovan to discuss his dominant defensive performance, as well as a mural of his grandmother and himself that he had commissioned in Cleveland's Playhouse Square.
You can watch the full interview in the video player below.
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