Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and soon-to-be second-year Cleveland Browns defensive end, was not a fan of Kevin Durant's 2016 free agency decision to join the Golden State Warriors. Garrett, who had seven sacks and 31 tackles in his rookie season, said he's too competitive to make a move like that which Durant made two summers ago. Garrett espoused his perspective in an interview on 92.3 The Fan.
"If I were him, I would've never made a move like that in the first place," Garrett said. "Me, I'm too competitive to try and ride on somebody's coattails to get a W. But for him, you might as well stay at the spot you're at now. There's no point in leaving since you've already taken that moniker where he's been called the snake and cupcake and all that. You might as well stay and just keep on winning."
The Warriors last week claimed their third title in four years—and second consecutive title since Durant arrived. Durant claimed his second straight Finals MVP after a strong series and particularly strong Game 3. Garrett bemoaned that Golden State now has "pretty easy success."
"Anyone can have an off night and they can still find a way to win," Garrett said of the star-studded Warriors.
Garrett, 22, was a two-time first-team All-American in his three-year career at Texas A&M. A former five-star recruit out of Arlington, Texas, Garrett is looking to join the ranks of the NFL's elite pass rushers in his second pro campaign.