Browns use franchise tag on TE David Njoku

USA Today

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported that the Cleveland Browns used the franchise tag on tight end David Njoku. 

Njoku, who was rarely used last season will earn around $16.5 million in 2022 with Cleveland after the team applied its franchise tag to keep him on the roster.

The 25-year-old out of New Jersey caught 36 receptions last season for 436 yards and four touchdowns being targeted on just 19% of his routes.

Browns other tight end Austin Hooper is part of the mix in the passing offense, which takes away from Njoku’s usage.

Njoku was previously on a four-year, $9,525,095 contract that included a $5,067,342 signing bonus and was fully guaranteed.


1 reply »

Leave a Reply