And if the talented pass-rusher had it his way, he’d be landing with the Dallas Cowboys instead.
Just check out this clip of Garrett making a plea, not to the Browns, but to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (h/t ESPN):
The reality of some blockbuster trade is almost nill. Of course we could see something happen where the Browns draft Garrett and trade him off, much like the San Diego Chargers did with quarterback Eli Manning back in 2004.
Still, it’s unlikely.
So where do the 49ers fit into all this?
Well, they hold the No. 2 pick in the draft. Sure, it’s possible the Browns look at drafting Garrett as a potential problem and let him slide a spot. But that’s unlikely too.
And it isn’t as if the Niners are wholly better than the Browns either, further removing the possibility he falls.
Although Garrett did say last December he’d prefer to play somewhere that wasn’t cold. It’s cold in Cleveland. Not so much in Santa Clara.
At any rate, don’t expect this to change San Francisco’s draft plans too much. New general manager John Lynch will certainly have Garrett on the team’s draft radar. But maybe Garrett’s plea ever-so-slightly affects the Browns’ plans at No. 1 overall.