Cleveland Browns stocked up on the tight end position this year, giving Austin Hooper a record-breaking contract and drafting rookie Harrison Bryant out of Florida Atlantic. These moves will most likely cut into former first-round pick David Njoku’s snaps, but the 23-year-old doesn’t seem to be worried about that too much.
Njoku recently had a chat with Browns’ official website in which he said that he believes “sky is the limit” for him this season if he manages to stay healthy.
“My No. 1 goal is to stay healthy,” said Njoku. “If I can stay healthy, the sky is the limit. It’s going to be special. We have all the tools here, and we have a great coach, so we’re really excited to put it all together.”
Njoku had a disappointing season in 2019, being limited to only two starts due to a wrist injury. Despite this, and the fact that they made several additions at the TE position, Browns still decided to exercise the fifth-year option on his contract.
Cleveland’s new offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt recently told reporters that he intends to use sets that feature multiple tight ends, which would keep David Njoku and Austin Hooper on the field at the same time. It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to prolong Njoku’s career with the franchise.
Njoku played 36 games since entering the league in 2017 and has 93 career receptions for 1,066 yards and nine touchdowns.