David Njoku Trade Request From Browns

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has requested that the Browns trade him before the start of training camp. This David Njoku trade request is not surprising.

The 23-year-old tight end, who was selected with the 29th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, played in only four games last season. This after suffering a concussion. Also, a broken wrist in Week 2. Finishing the year with five receptions for 41 yards and one touchdown.

During the 2018 season he had 56 catches for 639 yards and four touchdowns.

Despite the limited action he saw last season, the Browns had been impressed with his performance. Since he joined the team and announced in April that they would exercise Njoku’s fifth-year option. An option worth $6.4 million. That’s a hefty sum.

While the Browns have expressed interest in keeping him on the team, Njoku is not sure Cleveland is the right fit for him anymore. This after the team spent the offseason adding depth to the position by signing Pro Bowl tight end Austin Hooper to a four-year, $44 million deal with $23 million guaranteed in March, and drafting Harrison Bryant in the fourth round of the 2020 draft.

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David Njoku Trade Request

Even though new tight end coach Kevin Stefanski believes all three players will get significant playing time, Njoku doesn’t feel he will get enough touches and wants to play on a team that will put his talent to good use.

“It is in David’s best interest to find a new team at this time,”‬ Njoku’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said.

With the Browns having Njoku under contract for another year, the team likely won’t be in a rush to trade their young tight end. Especially if there is an injury at the position during training camp. Anything is possible. However, if Hooper plays as well as he did last year and Bryant emerges as a quality backup, the Browns will likely grant Njoku his wish. Where will Njoku land?

July 13, 2020 by : Posted in news No Comments

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