The Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys don’t look like trade partners for David Njoku.
While there’s teams who could really use David Njoku, don’t count on the Dallas Cowboys being one of the teams looking to make a trade with the Cleveland Browns.
Drew Rosenhaus, Njoku’s new agent, took fans of the Browns by surprise when he revealed Njoku was looking for a trade. Cleveland.com’s Mary Cay Cabot wrote that the Cowboys would be a potential suitor.
However, a report from CowboysSI.com makes the Cowboys seems like the team least interested in the three-year veteran. Two sources told that site’s writer, Mike Fisher, the report was “fiction.”
One source told Fisher that the the idea of Njoku to Dallas sounded like an “Agent Creation.”
These paces seem like more logical trade destinations for Njoku, as the Cowboys have other things to figure out at the moment, including signing Dak Prescott to a long-term extension.
Dallas is a dream for an agent. The Cowboys haven’t won anything in 25 years, but they’re still the biggest brand in the league, and they’re on TV all the time. Of course Rosenhaus said they’re interested.
While fans might’ve been blindsided by Njoku’s request, the Browns were not. The organization has known for about a year that Njoku has been unhappy, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. It’s probably accurate, as it’s unlikely the team will be able to get anything close to what they invested in Njoku.
Fowler added that Njoku, a former late first-round pick, might only be able to fetch a fourth or fifth rounder on the open market.
Njoku and Rosenhaus may be worried there aren’t enough footballs to go around in the new offense being implemented by Kevin Stefanski.
However, the new coach places a heavy emphasis on tight end, as the position group drew 115 targets and 32 percent of the teams touchdowns in 2019, as pointed out by The OBR’s Cody Suek.
Interestingly the Browns still picked up the fifth-year option on Njoku, even knowing he was disgruntled, and they seemed eager to move forward with him with the new coaching staff and front office in place.
Considering Stefanski’s history, one could argue the Miami product could be setting himself up for a breakout season, even with the team’s addition of Austin Hooper and Hunter Bryant.