These five teams could be interested in trading for Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku.
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku and his new agent Drew Rosenhaus have requested a trade from the Browns, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter also reported the Browns want to keep Njoku, but the tight end is “intent” on being traded.
After the Browns signed Austin Hooper to a multi-year contract this offseason to replace Njoku as the No. 1 tight end, it is not surprising to see Njoku want a fresh start. Entering the final guaranteed season of his rookie deal, Njoku will want to find a team where he can be utilized often to attempt to cash in on a second contract.
Njoku will be 24-years-old by the time the regular season starts, so several teams should be willing to take a flier on the young, athletic tight end. Although the Browns may have lost some leverage with the trade request, multiple teams being interested in Njoku would help Cleveland’s potential return.
There has proven to be value in tight ends this offseason in the trade market, as the Ravens traded Hayden Hurst and a fifth-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round selection and fourth-round selection. Njoku has more proven production in the NFL, so the Browns could attempt to land a second-round pick like the Ravens.
The Cowboys were one of the first teams who were reportedly interested in Njoku, according to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. However, Mike Fisher of SI.com quoted two sources saying Dallas has no interest in a Njoku trade.
With the Cowboys seemingly not in the market for Njoku, here are five teams who may call the Browns about Njoku.