TE David Njoku
Fourth-year tight end David Njoku had an absolutely monster scrimmage Sunday, starting it off with a huge catch-and-run from Case Keenum. Njoku added a nice nine-yard catch from Baker Mayfield on a third and short situation in order to keep the drive moving as well. In all, he caught all three of his targets in a limited time period of live-action, proving to be a dependable target for the Browns.
Njoku has taken some heat with his trade request, which he later rescinded. He is committed to the Browns after a season where he suffered a broken wrist and a concussion then had to live through the dumpster fire of the Freddie Kitchens and John Dorsey gameday roster mismanagement.
With 2019 behind him and not held against him, Njoku will look to get back to the heights he saw in 2018, a year where he caught over 80 passes with just one drop over the last eight games of the season. In Stefanski’s two tight end system, Njoku will be relied upon heavily as that second tight end as rookie Harrison Bryant will need time to adjust to the game speed of the NFL.
He is still under contract for two more years in Cleveland, and look for him to do all he can to prove he deserves a second contract either here with the Browns or on the open market as a free agent.