1. Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett
He’s the best defensive player on the Browns, yet there was a sect unhappy with his lack of game-changing plays in 2021.
Well, without his strip-sack-scoop-fumble recovery and return, the the Browns probably would’ve been on the wrong side of the scoreboard.
As for the sack, it was historic. It was Garrett’s 15th of the season, which means he passed Reggie Camp, who unofficially had the team record of 14, set in 1984. It’s been reported that Bill Glass had 16.5 in 1965 and 15.5 in 1962 during an era before the sack was recorded as a stat.
Garrett finished with four pressures on the day, while the analytically oriented website Pro Football Focus declared that the former No. 1 overall pick all but wrapped up Defensive Player of the Year honors with his performance against Baltimore.
That’s all well and good, but Garrett can really wrap up the award with more of what we saw against Baltimore in the remaining four games.