The Cleveland Browns agreed Friday to extend tight-end David Njoku’s contract.
According to to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the 25-year-old will get a whopping $56.75 million contract for four more years with the Browns, with $28 million dollars guaranteed, which makes him the fifth highest paid tight-end in all of football.
The #Browns and franchise tagged TE David Njoku have reached an agreement in principle on a large new 4-year, $56.75M contract extension, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. He gets $28M guaranteed at signing on the deal that averages $14.1875M per year, the fifth highest paid TE.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 27, 2022
As Njoku enters his sixth NFL season with the Cleveland Browns, there is a glaring question mark with regard to who the team’s quarterback will be come September. (RELATED: Stephen A. Smith Says Donald Trump Vowed To Run For President If He Couldn’t Buy The Buffalo Bills)
Back in March, the Browns appeared to kick the 2017 Heisman trophy winner Baker Mayfield to the curb when they traded for the controversial quarterback Deshaun Watson who missed the entire season last year due to multiple allegations of sexual assault.
Hopefully the mess the Browns have at the quarterback position will not impact Njoku as he enters some of his prime years of pro football.
Njoku is a very solid player. In 2021, he scored four touchdowns for the Browns and caught 36 passes, according to pro football reference.
It should be very interesting to see how the Cleveland Browns season pans out.