OBJ left Cleveland and saved his career so why not David Njoku?
Current Cleveland Brown and former Miami Hurricane, David Njoku, is set to be a free agent at the end of the 2021-2022 NFL season. Drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Njoku hasn’t quite lived up to his draft capital hype. Njoku has been playing in the burial grounds of Cleveland where he has suffered through multiple losing seasons, three different tight end coaches, four different head coaches, and seven different starting quarterbacks. To say this guy needs a change of scenery and coaching consistency would be an understatement.
David Njoku didn’t put up eye popping numbers coming out of college but he gave scouts game film on what could be in the NFL. During his time in Miami, Njoku went for over a thousand receiving yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons. Njoku was an athletic freak coming out of college used as an intermediate weapon, deep ball target, and red zone threat. His talent was more than apparent to GMs across the league looking for weapons on offense.
His current NFL Career numbers won’t rival any of the big time names in the NFL world but they show promise with what he has had to work with. Over his five years in the NFL, Njoku has appeared in sixty five games while starting in just a little over half (36). While on the field for Cleveland, Njoku career numbers currently stand at one hundred forty eight receptions, one thousand seven hundred fifty four yards, and fifteen touchdowns.
Being five years into his NFL career, David Njoku would be a little behind where Travis Kelce got his career off and running but better late than never. Njoku could serve as a more than capable installment to this Chiefs offense with his size and skills to continue the tradition of great tight end play in Kansas City.