Getty Images Cleveland Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett had some interesting comments about Ravens QB Lamar Jackson.
Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett didn’t back down when he said Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is currently better than Baltimore Ravens passer Lamar Jackson.
Garrett appeared on the “Up & Adams” show earlier this week and gave Burrow the edge over Jackson when asked who has the edge between the AFC North’s two star quarterbacks.
“My guess right now is that Joe has the preference over the other guy right now,” Garrett said. “Joe is making strong progress. I feel like when he’s healthy, he’s one of those guys that can light you up every night. But I mean, Lamar, he does it in so many different ways. You know, even though his throwing wasn’t on point that night, he still rushed for 150 and three touchdowns. So it just comes down to he can hit you in different ways or Joe can fire you up for 400, and very few people in the league in general can do that.”
The timing of Garrett’s hot take is interesting. The Browns face Baltimore this week and the strong pass rusher was asked if he could potentially give Jackson and the Ravens some extra motivation.
“No,” Garrett said on Friday, November 11th. “I have a lot of respect for Lamar. And whether you respect the guy or have to play against him today or the next day, you still have to be fit and he still has to make plays, and so do I. Go out and have fun no matter what is said or not.”
Myles Garrett reveals key to stopping Lamar Jackson
Jackson is 7-3 in his career against the Browns. Garrett has four sacks of Jackson, which surprised him when he heard.
“Only four?” he said with a smile.
Jackson may be the NFL’s most elite dual-threat quarterback, capable of hurting defenses with his arms and legs. So far this season, Jackson has rushed for 1,954 yards and nine touchdowns. He also ran for 440 yards, which is better than any running back on the Browns’ roster.
“Never stop hurrying, never think that the play is over. You think if you double or fall on a play, you think, no. “The balls will be out,” Garrett said. “You just have to realize that you might be playing for six seconds, maybe even 15 seconds on a play, but you can’t assume that the play is over just because something happens or you’re in a bad position “Because that’s what he would do.” Be the one to hold the next piece.”
There is mutual respect between Lamar Jackson and Myles Garrett
Despite his recent attitude, it’s clear that Garrett has respect for what Jackson can do on the field. The Ravens QB has a similar respect for what Garrett does for the Browns’ elite defense.
“NO. 1, Myles Garrett – the leader of this defense, I think, and those guys are just flying around,” Jackson said. “I think those guys are headhunters. The secondary line, the linebackers and, like you said, the defense Line, they’re just flying around trying to attack aggressively. That’s pretty much what I notice.”
Garrett leads the team with 9.5 sacks this season, just half a sack behind the league lead. However, the Browns’ new-look defense under Jim Schwartz has its sights set on the quarterback. Five other players have at least two sacks and the Browns are coming off a performance against the Arizona Cardinals where they collected seven sacks as a team.
JR DeGroote covers the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers for Heavy.com. As a reporter for West Hawaii Today, he covered local and national sports and has decades of digital media experience with previous stints at SB Nation and Bleacher Report. He has won multiple state, regional and national awards for sports reporting and photography. More about JR DeGroote
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