Myles Garrett is known for firing and bragging about quarterbacks, but he also gives respect when it’s due.
Raven’s quarterback Lamar Jackson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews against Garrett’s Browns on Sunday night; It was the Ravens’ only touchdown in their 16-10 win. Garrett went over to compliment Jackson on the pass, which was heaved towards the end zone after a long tussle. Garrett hit Jackson’s arm when Jackson threw, so Garrett had fully expected a fumble or an incomplete pass in the game.
Garrett said Jackson had played “one hell of a game” and the two of them hit each other’s helmets out of respect.
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A player who had built a “graveyard” of quarterbacks he had fired had taken the unusual step of praising a QB.
“That guy’s a baller … I value size … He values my game, I value his game,” said Garrett. via News 5 Cleveland. “We should do this more often instead of tearing each other down.”
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Garrett’s pass rusher colleague Jadeveon Clowney reacted very differently after the touchdown. Clowney, who like Garrett was the No. 1 draft pick, responded by tossing his helmet to the ground. He was not punished.
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Garrett fired Jackson on Sunday and dumped him in the first quarter. That was Garrett’s 14th Sack of the Year and a Browns record for sacks in one season. Reggie Camp had 14 people in 1984, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.
The Ravens (8-3) continue to lead AFC North with one game ahead of the Bengals. The Browns (6-6) are tied with the Steelers in third place in the division.