The Browns chose Myles Garrett over Mitch Trubisky with the No. 1 pick in the draft, and both are having their rookie ups and downs as they head into their head-to-head matchup Sunday in Chicago. But the two players have a mutual respect. "I don't know him very well,'' said Garrett. "I'm not going to say he's trash like someone else I've heard (Jadeveon Clowney about Blake Bortles), but I think he is a talented, young quarterback. He just has to learn through this. We all do as rookies. Some it happens quicker than others and some don't. I think he'll grow into something special." With the Browns engaging in vigorous predraft debate between Garrett and Trubisky, Garrett said he didn't know he was coming to Cleveland until "probably a day prior. I was just excited to go No. 1, but it wasn't anything personal between me and (Trubisky). Just wherever I had an opportunity to play, I was going to be excited and I was going to give it my all." Trubisky, whom the Bears traded up from No. 3 to No. 2 to draft, was equally complimentary of Garrett. "He's an awesome player,'' Trubisky said on a conference call. "He has freak athleticism. He's a great pass rusher and plays the run really well as well. He's a great addition to that defense. He'd had a great year. I continue to wish him nothing but good luck and good health." Trubisky is 3-7 heading into this game against his 0-14 hometown Browns and is 30th in the NFL with a 77.8 rating. But Bears coach John Fox said this week he's "very confident" that Trubisky is the Bears' QB of the future, and the coaches are optimistic about the outlook when he gets some more weapons around him.
Myles Garrett says Mitch Trubisky will 'grow into something special'
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Dec 23