After just three years with the Cleveland Browns 2017 first-round pick tight end David Njoku has requested a trade out of Cleveland according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Njoku wants to be traded to a new team before training camp opens which is July 28.
The Browns had recently exercised Njoku’s 2021 fifth-year option keeping him under contract for the next two years. This move comes as the Browns signed tight end Austin Hooper who is considered a top tight end in the league and also made him the highest-paid TE in the league. Njoku was limited to only four games in the 2019 season as he suffered a broken wrist just two weeks into the season. Njoku has shown great potential with a solid performance in his single year as the team’s starter during the 2018 season where he recorded 56 receptions for 638 yards and four touchdowns.
A team that could be on the lookout is the New England Patriots who could use a solid tight end like Njoku. They would be making another splash after just landing former MVP quarterback Cam Newton to a one-year deal.