Barring something remarkably odd, Myles Garrett will be the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL draft. It is important to note, however, that the Cleveland Browns hold said No. 1 pick, so it’s not exactly unlikely that Garrett gets passed over in favor of a quarterback, which the Browns have desperately needed since well before Garrett was born.
At the very least, Garrett will be a top-five pick, meaning that the former Texas A&M All-American defensive end is in line for a major payday. It makes one wonder: What’s he to do with his first NFL paycheck?
In a Q&A with Athlon Sports, Garrett said that before splurging on himself, he’d buy a new car for his dad.
“Whatever he wants,” Garrett said in the Q&A. “He deserves it.”
It’s a refreshing dose of modesty for Garrett, who recently came under fire for his comments about the Browns, the very team he is more than likely to play for. In a lengthy cover story for ESPN The Magazine, Garrett said that if the Browns pass on him, he’d punish them.
Predictably, this didn’t sit well, even if his statement really isn’t the least bit inaccurate. In his Q&A with Athlon Sports, Garrett offers a lighter side, talking Dinosaurs, goals, favorite poets, who he admires in the NFL. And, of course, money, and dad’s new ride, whatever it may be.