5 Denver Broncos free agent targets at the tight end position
Denver Broncos free agent TE target no. 4: David Njoku, Browns
David Njoku is a former first-round pick out of Miami who, at this time a year ago, was thought to be demanding a trade out of Cleveland and away from the Browns.
Instead, he dropped his trade demands and played, and he played very well.
He racked up 475 yards on 38 receptions and matched his career-high with four touchdowns, proving that even in a rotation he can be a highly effective weapon for a passing game.
Given the fact that Njoku has played the past couple of seasons in Kevin Stefanski’s offense, the learning curve for him coming to Denver should be minimal, and he would give the Broncos a more established pass-catching threat to pair with Noah Fant than Albert Okwuegbunam is currently.
Even though Njoku has already been in the league for five seasons, he’s not going to turn 26 until June.
Depending on what kind of money he’s looking for, if Njoku is willing to be the TE1a to Noah Fant’s TE1, then this could be a fantastic pairing for the Denver Broncos.
I love the idea of having a variety of young, athletic options at the tight end position who can create after the catch. The idea of having Njoku along with Fant and Okwuegbunam as the projected TE3 is downright scary for opposing teams to have to match up with.