It appears that the Cleveland Browns’ David Njoku is off the market. Reportedly, Njoku decided to withdraw his trade request and is now “all in Cleveland.”
Last month, Njoku decided to ask for a trade from the Browns, believing that a change of scenery would benefit his career. However, the organization showed little interest in making this happen as they wanted to give the talented yet inconsistent 24-year-old tight end another chance.
This approach worked, as Njoku accepted his stay in Cleveland judging by his recent social media post.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Njoku changed his mind after a meeting with Brown’s general manager Andrew Berry. Rapoport added that there is “no trade request anymore.”
David Njoku was the Browns’ first-round pick in 2017 but hardly played like it so far in his career. In the past three years, Njoku only had 93 receptions for 1,066 and nine touchdowns. There is a possibility that he makes a leap under new head coach Kevin Stefanski, but he’ll first have to beat some tough competition.
The Browns invested heavily in the tight end position this offseason, giving Pro Bowler Austin Hooper a record-breaking contract in free agency while snapping Florida Atlantic’s Harrison Bryant in the 2020 NFL Draft.