Cleveland Browns tight end and former first round pick David Njoku has requested a trade and prefers a deal is done before training camp.
This was only a matter of time. David Njoku has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns per Adam Schefter.
As Schefter reported, his agent Drew Rosenhaus stated that it is better for Njoku to find a new team rather than stay with Cleveland.
The trade request is hardly surprising. Cleveland added two tight ends this offseason in Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant. This not only made the decision to pick up Njoku’s fifth-year option a mistake, it made Njoku expendable.
David Njoku came into the league as a raw, physical athlete and three years later he still is. A tight end not only needs to catch passes, he needs to block. Njoku struggles in both areas.
Finding a market for Njoku is going to be tough. Perhaps a team is still intrigued by the one little blip he had in his second season combined with his athleticism in order to take a chance. Maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars make Field Yates’ trade idea come to fruition and move on from Yannick Ngkaoue. Of course that would take a lot to happen for Cleveland to part ways with Njoku and a second round pick in order to acquire Ngakoue.