BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have actually consented to terms on a brand-new four-year, $56.75 million handle tight end David Njoku that consists of $28 million ensured, his representative verified Friday.
Agent Malki Kawa verified the offer on social networks, while Njoku thanked the Browns company in a post to Instagram.
The Browns put the franchise tag on Njoku previously this offseason, and he had till July 15 to accept a long-lasting agreement. Had they not reached an offer, Njoku would’ve played the 2022 season on the franchise tender, which deserves $10.931 million, per a memo formerly acquired by ESPN.
Njoku, 25, has actually amounted to 148 receptions in 5 seasons with the Browns, consisting of 36 catches for 475 lawns and 4 goals last season. His brand-new offer will put him amongst the league’s leading 5 highest-paid tight ends.
His finest season came throughout quarterback Baker Mayfield’s novice year in 2018, when he took a career-best 56 catches for 639 lawns. After being targeted 88 times that year, Njoku’s targets reduced over the previous 3 seasons.
The Browns, nevertheless, are banking that Njoku will prosper moving on with brand-new quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The Browns are now the only group in the NFL that have a quarterback (Watson), running back (Nick Chubb), pass receiver (Amari Cooper), and tight end (Njoku) that all rank in the leading 7 at their position in ensured cash.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research study, Njoku set profession highs last season in lawns per target and lawns after catch per reception, showcasing the physical abilities that made him the 29th general choice in the 2017 draft.
Njoku ranked 4th in the league amongst tight ends in lawns per target (9.0 lawns) and connected for very first in lawns after the catch per target (6.7 lawns).