Browns: 10 offseason moves Browns must make to win Super Bowl LVI next season

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8. Don’t trade David Njoku

Honestly, the 2020 season was impressive for David Njoku. The opportunities were limited because he was relegated to the third tight end spot, but when Baker went his direction, Njoku answered the bell.

That was especially true against the Chiefs in the playoffs. He had four catches for 59 yards, which breaks down to 14.8 yards per catch. For the season, he averaged 11.2 yards per catch on just 19 receptions with two touchdowns.

The Browns picked up the fifth-year option on Njoku, so he’ll be a Brown unless Cleveland trades him. Before the start of the season, Njoku was seeking a swap after Cleveland signed Austin Hooper and drafted Harrison Bryant.

Perhaps Njoko is finally ready to capitalize on the potential Sashi Brown saw in him during the 2017 draft. I’m not going to call him the next Travis Kelce, but Njoku has the potential to be a matchup nightmare for defenses.

Austin Hooper had a good first season in Cleveland with 46 catches for 435 yards and four scores. Rookie Harrison Bryant kind of tailed off haver his two TD performance against the Bengals.