Five potential trade destinations for Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku.
David Njoku wants out and has requested the Cleveland Browns trade him, as broken by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus added that it’s in the “best interest” of his client to move on from the Browns, and the former first-round pick would like to be dealt by the beginning of training camp.
A good sect of fans didn’t even think Njoku would be on the roster at this point, as trade rumors started circling during the season. After he got injured in Week 2 against the Jets, the Miami product fell out favor with the coaching staff and the front office.
One game, in particular stands out. Think back to the December matchup at home against the Bengals. Njoku had a terrible first half and he basically disappeared on the sideline.
When it looked like his time was running out, the Browns cleaned house, axing their GM and head coach, giving Njoku’s Browns’ career new life.
The organization even gave him a vote of confidence by picking up his fifth-year option. It was a move that surprised some, considering the Browns had spent resources in free agency (Austin Hooper) and the draft (Hunter Bryant).
Considering he doesn’t turn 24 until the end of the month, the organization should be weary about giving up too soon on Njoku. He has flashed potential, especially during the 2018 season. Plus, while Bryant is a talented prospect, it may be a bit much to ask him to come and be the second tight end on the roster.
If the Browns do grant Njoku’s request, these could be five potential destinations.