Myles Garrett compliments Lamar Jackson on TD pass in Ravens vs. Browns: ‘I Appreciate Greatness’
Myles Garrett is known for firing quarterbacks and brags about it, but he’s also respectful when it’s due.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews on Sunday night versus Garrett’s Browns; it ended up being Raven’s only loss in their 16-10 win. Garrett praised Jackson for the pass. Garrett hit Jackson’s arm while Jackson was throwing, so Garrett fully expected a somersault or an incomplete pass in the play.
Garrett told Jackson he had been playing a “holy game”, and the two hit each other’s helmets out of respect.
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A player who built a “graveyard” of midfielders he sacked has taken the unusual step of praising a QB.
“He’s a footballer.. I appreciate being great. He appreciates my play, I appreciate him,” said Garrett, via News 5 Cleveland. “We should do it more often instead of tearing each other apart.”
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Garrett’s fellow passer, Jadeveon Clowney, reacted differently to the touch. Clowney, who, like Garrett, was the #1 overall pick, responded by throwing his helmet to the ground. He was not punished.
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Garrett fired Jackson on Sunday, knocking him out for the first quarter. It was Garrett’s 14th bag of the year, setting the Browns’ record for a bag in a single season. Camp Reggie had 14 in 1984, Akron Signaling Magazine reported.
The Ravens (8-3) continued to lead the AFC North one game against the Bengals. The Browns (6-6) drew with the Steelers for third place in the table.