In Cleveland Browns news they have announced on Friday that tight end David Njoku has agreed to a four-year, $56.75 million deal to remain with the team. According to Njoku’s agent, the deal included $28 million guaranteed.
After the deal was announced, the 25-year-old took to Instagram to thank the organization and the fans.
“CLEEVEEEELANDDDD THIS IS FOR YOUUU!!!” Njoku posted. “Truly Blessed. Through it all! Thank you to the Browns organization and The Haslam Family. Thankful for all my teammates past and present. Thankful for the DAWG POUND for the craaazy energy.”
The Browns placed the franchise tag on Njoku earlier this offseason. Also, he had until July 15 to agree to a long-term contract. Had they not reached a deal, Njoku would’ve played the 2022 season on the franchise tender, which is worth $10.931 million.
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In five seasons with the Browns, Njoku had 148 receptions. Including 36 catches for 475 yards and four touchdowns last season. His new deal will place him among the league’s top five highest-paid tight ends.
His best season came in 2018 when he hauled in a career-best 56 catches for 639 yards. After being targeted 88 times that year, Njoku’s targets decreased over the past three seasons.
With recently acquired quarterback Deshaun Watson under center this season, the Browns are banking on Njoku thriving this season.
Last season, Njoku set career highs in yards per target and yards after catch per reception, showcasing the physical skills that made him the 29th overall pick in the 2017 draft.