David Njoku: ‘I want to keep being here’ in Cleveland

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David Njoku might be entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, but the tight end isn’t looking to leave town. Njoku declared his desire to remain with the team and indicated he recently fired his agent to help make it happen.

“I’ve been here (Cleveland) for 4 years going on 5. I don’t know anything different. I want to keep being here,” Njoku said in his media session on Friday.

Njoku fired agent Drew Rosenhaus last week, and he made it clear in Friday’s press conference that the move was related to a conflict over his wishes to stick with the Browns. He stated he’s instructed his new agent, Malki Kawa, to try and work out a contract extension that would keep Njoku in Cleveland.

Last offseason, Njoku initially switched representation from Kawa to Rosenhaus, who immediately demanded the Browns to trade the athletic tight end. They walked that trade demand back when the Browns made it clear he was set to be an integral part of the team.

The season didn’t play out that way; Njoku started five of 13 games and managed just 19 receptions. However, he’s poised for a bigger role in 2021 and the team is one of the favorites to win the AFC, and Njoku wants to remain part of that as long as he can, while still cashing in.