Texas A&M star Myles Garrett is considered by many to be one of the most likely candidates for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
When discussing his future, Garrett raised some eyebrows and generated headlines by pleading with the Dallas Cowboys to trade Tony Romo to the Cleveland Browns in an effort to land the top pick.
Well, now Garrett is trying to clean up those comments, saying it was nothing more than some light-hearted humor.
“It was supposed to be pretty much a joke and not taken too seriously. It kind of got blown up,” Garrett said, via ESPN.com. “Take a joke, people.”
An ESPN employee confirmed Garrett was just having some fun when he made the comments.
“He was definitely having fun and was in a playful mood,” the ESPN producer said. “One of the questions right before that was about his interest in dinosaurs. That’s what we do. We get fun little nuggets.
“It was 100 percent supposed to be fun. He was just having fun. He knew I worked for ESPN and that I was videoing him.”
So don’t worry, Browns fans. If Garrett ends up on your team, he will be happy to suit up in Cleveland. At least that’s what he said this time around.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 10, 2017