The Cleveland Browns were crushed during their Week 6 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After the game, it was reported that tight end David Njoku wants out of Cleveland.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 19, 2020
This isn’t the first time that Njoku has reportedly requested a trade.
During the summer, Njoku reportedly requested to be moved before the start of the season.
However, he later revoked that request after meeting with Browns GM Andrew Berry.
It doesn’t sound like this new report has much truth to it after what Njoku said on social media.
The Browns were destroyed by the Steelers on Sunday.
Sometimes when a team gets beat up that bad the rumors start flying around.
It appears that was the case here as Njoku denies requesting a trade.
David Njoku referenced Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot in saying he never requested a trade.
I did not say anything to Mary Kay about a trade request
— Chief David Njoku (@David_Njoku80) October 19, 2020
It doesn’t sound like the 24-year-old tight end is ready to leave Cleveland yet.
Time To Trade Njoku?
While it doesn’t appear these trade reports are true, but is it time for the Browns to consider trading Njoku?
The former first-round pick has not been able to do much damage on the field this season.
Njoku hauled in all three of his targets for 50 yards and one touchdown in the season opener.
Since then, Njoku has played in two games and hauled in a total of two receptions for 13 yards.
It very well might be time for the Browns to consider moving on from Njoku.
Fourth-round pick rookie tight end Harrison Bryant has played pretty well early in the season.
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) September 27, 2020
Bryant has collected eight receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown this season.
He hasn’t been a huge part of the offense with only 13 targets, but produces when he’s called upon.
It’s unclear if the Browns truly do have any interest in trading Njoku.
However, Cleveland appears to have a reliable option in Bryant, assuming they do move on from Njoku at some point.