Kevin Stefanski proclaimed Wednesday that Myles Garrett’s basketball career is officially finished.
“He retired,” the Cleveland Browns mentor said when inquired as to whether he approved of his star pass-rusher playing such a lot of pickup b-ball this offseason. “So congratulations on a great career for Myles. Really proud of him. But he’s done.”
This offseason, the Browns All-Pro posted several videos via social media of himself playing basketball. It started in February with Garrett asking Dallas Mavericks proprietor Mark Cuban on the off chance that he required a “big guard.” Garrett connected a pickup highlight reel to the post.
Most as of late, Garrett tweeted a video of him going behind the back on the spill, at that point dunking one-handed more than two hapless defenders. Over the video, he wrote, “Aight I’m going back to football” with a laughing emoji.
The previous summer, Garrett signed the richest contract extension for a non-quarterback at that point, worth $100 million in guaranteed money. Stefanski wouldn’t say whether he needed to have a discussion with Garrett about a ball retirement. In any case, Garrett jokingly pushed back that it could at any point become permanent.
“I feel it’s more like a Jordan retirement,” Garrett said, using the basketball reference. “Now I got to go back to what I’m good at, what I usually do, playing football, rush the passer, stopping the run.
“But next season, you never know. I might go back to basketball, I might go play baseball, see if I can get on a team. But there’s more on the horizon right now [with football]. I got to get back to what my main focus is.”