David Njoku says the addition of wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. has the Cleveland Browns dreaming big, which includes him targeting a Super Bowl in the near future
There was a point when Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku thought he was going to be playing football in his home state. The New Jersey native felt as though the New York Giants may have been targeting him in 2017 NFL Draft, but instead, they decided to go with Evan Engram out of the University of Mississippi with the 23rd overall pick.
Njoku went six picks later to the Browns but surely he was thinking about the prospects of playing alongside Odell Beckham, Jr. had the Giants taken the hometown kid. Fast forward to 2019 and that idea is becoming a reality as OBJ ended up joining Njoku in Cleveland thanks to the blockbuster offseason trade.
As for Njoku’s take on the move, he’s now thinking big. The third-year tight end hosted a football camp at Cedar Grove High School in New Jersey and took some time to answer a few questions about the upcoming season. He discussed the turmoil he entered in Cleveland as they were 0-16 in his rookie season.
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He then talked about how much has changed since then and how the team is turning things around. Now that they’ve added OBJ, who he called “Phenomenal,” Njoku is hoping to make a run for a Lombardi Trophy soon.
"“I know what you want to hear,” Njoku said, breaking into a smile via Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com. “We are trying to do what we can to go all the way, which is indeed go to the Super Bowl.”"
It’s easy to see why the team is feeling confident after their 5-3 finish to the last season plus the moves they made in free agency and the draft.
Due to the moves, especially the rise of quarterback Baker Mayfield and addition of OBJ, it finally doesn’t feel crazy to talk about a Super Bowl in the future.
However, the first step needs to be making the playoffs. That’s something Cleveland hasn’t done since 2002. Should they make it this season, they will end the longest current drought in the league.
Once that’s done, then we can start thinking about the possibility of the Browns going after their first-ever Super Bowl title.