David Njoku formally has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns.
News broke early Friday afternoon that David Njoku’s agent David Rosenhaus has requested a trade for his client from the Cleveland Browns. This according to Adam Schefter. Which is fine, he was a long shot to make the team anyway at this point. Njoku has been an outright failure as a former first-round pick for the Cleveland Browns since he was drafted in 2017. He’s been a malcontent in the locker room, barely playing in the 2019 season due to alleged behavioral issues, and was wholly ineffective in his rookie campaign; making his production of barely over 500 yards in the 2018 season his loan “highlight”.
If you can call it that.
He’s been largely a disappointment and the front office of Andrew Berry and company agreed; which is why they acquired a new Pro Bowl tight end in Austin Hooper and drafted a shiny new toy in Harrison Bryant.
So it was no surprise when his agent Rosenhaus told the Browns that his client would like to be traded before training camp. Rosenhaus is most famous for being Terrell Owens’ agent during ab-gate. While there was hope that Njoku would find some success in year four, the writing’s on the wall for him since free agency started.
The Browns wasted a first-round draft pick on a talent who was better suited for the later rounds, if at all. There’s no way you can recoup the value lost on a failed pick but maybe that fictional trade idea where the Browns send Njoku and a draft pick to Jacksonville for their star defensive end Yannick Ngakoue could actually work. Hopefully, it’s not a second-round pick, but the move would bring the Browns a 10-sack defensive end, would end all talks of Jadeveon Clowney coming in and would get Njoku off the roster after years of simply no production.
It’d be a win/win/win.
Just trade Njoku for what you can. He’s not worth the headache.