Tight end David Njoku wanted a multiyear commitment.
He finally got it Friday.
The Browns and Njoku agreed to a four-year deal worth up to $56.75 million with $28 million guaranteed, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram. The deal could average $14.19 million a year, ranking fourth among NFL tight ends, according to spotrac.com.
David Njoku focusing on “right things,” dealing with life’s distractions, motivated to stay
The Browns and Njoku, the No. 29 pick in 2017, couldn’t agree to a long-term deal before free agency in March, so the Browns used the $10.9 million franchise tag to make sure they kept him. The intention was to continue working toward a longer-term deal, and that was accomplished Friday.
With $28 million guaranteed, the deal will keep Njoku in Cleveland for at least two more years.
“CLEEVEEEELANDDDD THIS IS FOR YOUUU!!!,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “Truly Blessed through it all ! Thank you to the Browns organization and The Haslam Family. Thankful for all my teammates past and present. Thankful for the DAWG POUND for the craaazy energy.”
#Browns David Njoku on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/eRTsc5oxlB
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) May 27, 2022
Njoku didn’t attend the start of organized team activities this week, as he waited for an agreement to be finalized.
“CHIEF !!!!! BRING YA A** TO WORK NOW,” safety John Johnson III wrote on Instagram.
Njoku’s career arc in Cleveland has been interesting.