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Browns DE Myles Garrett given 2nd best 2021 Defensive Player of the Year odds

According to BetOnline.ag, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has the second-best odds of being named the 2021 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett might currently be busy showcasing his skills on the hardwood.

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But when it comes to the football field, expectations for the Cleveland Browns star defensive end remain sky-high.

On Thursday, BetOnline.ag posted its odds for the 2021 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. And you didn't have to look far down the list to find Garrett, who at +550 trails only Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (+450), who has won the award in three of the past four years.

The full list of 2021 Defensive Player of the Year odds, per BetOnline, is as follows:

  • Aaron Donald +450
  • Myles Garrett +550
  • TJ Watt +900
  • Chase Young +1200
  • Joey Bosa +1200
  • Nick Bosa +1200
  • Khalil Mack +2000
  • Darius Leonard +2800
  • Derwin James +2800
  • JJ Watt +2800
  • Bobby Wagner +3300
  • Bradley Chubb +3300
  • Chandler Jones +3300
  • Danielle Hunter +3300
  • Devin White +3300
  • Jalen Ramsey +3300
  • Marcus Peters +3300
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick +3300
  • Shaquil Barrett +3300
  • Stephon Gilmore +3300
  • Von Miller +3300
  • Demarcus Lawrence +4000
  • Jamal Adams +4000
  • Jason Pierre-Paul +4000
  • Tre'Davious White +4000
  • Tyrann Mathieu +4000
  • Xavien Howard +4000
  • Chris Jones +5000
  • Deforest Buckner +5000
  • Leonard Williams +5000
  • Patrick Peterson +5000
  • Za'Darius Smith +5000
  • Bud Dupree +6600
  • Cameron Jordan +6600
  • Devin Bush +6600
  • Fletcher Cox +6600
  • Frank Clark +6600
  • Fred Warner +6600
  • Jadeveon Clowney +6600
  • Richard Sherman +6600
  • Trey Hendrickson +6600
  • Brian Burns +10000
  • Darius Slay +10000
  • Kyle Van Noy +10000
  • Montez Sweat +10000

While Garrett has yet to be named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year through the first four years of his career, he's appeared on track in each of the last two seasons. After tallying 10 sacks in the first 10 games of 2019, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft was suspended for the final six games of the season due to his fight with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, while a bout with COVID-19 derailed what was still an All-Pro campaign in 2020.

After signing his contract extension with the Browns last year, Garrett spoke of his desire to establish his status as the league's top defensive player.

"I don’t want to be the same player I was last year; I want to be better in all aspects,‘' Garrett said. "Even on [last season's] trajectory, I was known to be in the [Defensive] Player of the Year conversation. So I don't want to make it a conversation anymore. This next year, I want to ball out and win that award, but I want to take my team to the playoffs and even higher than that."