Disturbing Stats Show Myles Garrett Is Not The Same Player Since Contracting COVID-19

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Myles Garrett has been nowhere near the same player he was since returning from his bout with COVID-19.

The 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick was placed by the Browns on the COVID list on Nov. 20th and he was forced to miss their Weeks 11 and 12 games as he finally returned for Week 13.

Garrett hasn’t been playing at as high of a level as he was prior to his bout with COVID.

Browns reporter Jake Trotter broke it down when he showed the defensive star was winning on 27.6 percent of his pass rushes before dealing with COVID and he has been winning on 22.4 percent of his pass rushes since returning.

In the locker room after the game, Garrett said that he found himself coughing uncontrollably.

“Taking those deep big breaths are tough right now with the shortness of breath and that turning into a cough or getting choked up,” Garrett said.

During Sunday Night’s game against the Giants — Garrett was credited with half a sack and 4 tackles total on the night.