BALTIMORE — Over the years, NFL players have found creative ways to introduce themselves during the broadcasts of primetime games. But as the Cleveland Browns faced the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football, Myles Garrett managed to take his player intro to the next level.
As is customary during such broadcasts, the Browns' first defensive series featured pre-taped player introductions with each player stating his name and alma mater. But when it came time for Garrett, the All-Pro defensive end seemed to be reading off a teleprompter, which must have included a misplaced question mark at the end of his name.
"I'm Myles Garrett?" a seemingly confused Garrett stated. "Texas A&M."
Garrett's odd intro was an obvious callback to the 2004 comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," in which Will Ferrell's title character reads his own name in a similar fashion after a question mark is mistakenly inserted into the teleprompter. At the end of the broadcast, his producer reminds the rest of the staff that Burgundy will read anything that's put into the teleprompter, whether it makes sense or not.
Garrett's hilarious intro wasn't his only highlight on Cleveland's first defensive drive. Getting to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, Garrett tallied his 14th sack of the season, which tied Reggie Camp's 1984 campaign for the Browns' single-season record. With five games -- after Sunday -- remaining, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft has a realistic shot at tying Michael Strahan's single-season sack record of 22.5.
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