David Njoku

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Browns, TE Age: 27-81d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#29 overall), 2017 College: Miami (FL) Agent(s): Malki Kawa

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  • Current Contract

    David Njoku signed a 4 year, $54,750,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $11,465,000 signing bonus, $28,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,687,500. In 2023, Njoku will earn a base salary of $1,080,000, a signing bonus of $8,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $3,420,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,657,000 and a dead cap value of $24,175,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $54,750,000
    Signing Bonus $11,465,000
    Average Salary $13,687,500
    Total Guarantees $28,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $17,000,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster/Gm Option Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $1,035,000 $2,293,000 - - - $3,328,000 $25,000,000 $12,500,000($12,500,000) $12,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $25,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-21,672,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $19,465,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-16,137,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $7,828,000 2023 Dead Cap: $17,172,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-4,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,293,000 2023 Dead Cap: $17,172,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,035,000
    2023 Contract details by year 27 $1,080,000 $2,293,000 - $1,600,000 $684,000 $5,657,000 $24,175,000 $12,500,000($25,000,000) $12,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $24,175,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-18,518,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $20,095,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-14,438,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $8,657,000 2024 Dead Cap: $15,518,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-3,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,577,000 2024 Dead Cap: $15,518,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,080,000
    2024 Contract details by year 28 $13,000,000 $2,293,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000 $684,000 $19,077,000 $19,015,000 $14,500,000($39,500,000) $13,166,667
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $19,015,000 2024 Cap Savings: $62,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $16,015,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,062,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $7,577,000 2025 Dead Cap: $11,438,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,577,000 2025 Dead Cap: $11,438,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,500,000

    Potential Out: 2025, 3 yr, $39,500,000; $11,438,000 dead cap

    2025 Contract details by year 29 $14,250,000 $2,293,000 $1,000,000 $1,600,000 $684,000 $19,827,000 $11,438,000 $15,250,000($54,750,000) $13,687,500
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $11,438,000 2025 Cap Savings: $8,389,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $11,438,000 2025 Cap Savings: $8,389,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $4,577,000 2026 Dead Cap: $6,861,000 2025 Cap Savings: $15,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,577,000 2026 Dead Cap: $6,861,000 2025 Cap Savings: $15,250,000
    2026 Contract details by year 30 - $2,293,000 - $1,600,000 $684,000 $4,577,000 $6,861,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $6,861,000 2026 Cap Savings: $-2,284,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $6,861,000 2026 Cap Savings: $-2,284,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $4,577,000 2027 Dead Cap: $2,284,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $4,577,000 2027 Dead Cap: $2,284,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0
    2027 Contract details by year 31 - - - $1,600,000 $684,000 $2,284,000 $2,284,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $2,284,000 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $2,284,000 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $2,284,000 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $2,284,000 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $0
    2026 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $17M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • 2023 Option Bonus: $8M (fully guarantees 3/17/2023, injury guaranteed at signing)
    • $3M of 2024 salary fully guarantees 3/17/2023, injury guaranteed at signing)
    • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $88,235 ($1.5M)
    • 2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $58,823 ($1M)
    • All Pro Selection: $250,000
      + Playoff berth: $500,000
    • 2026-27 years automatically void  ($5.493M dead cap)

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    2022-2022Franchise Tag

    David Njoku signed a 1 year, $10,931,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including an average annual salary of $10,931,000. In 2023, Njoku will earn a base salary of $1,080,000, a signing bonus of $8,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $3,420,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,657,000 and a dead cap value of $24,175,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,931,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,931,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2017-2021Entry Level

    David Njoku signed a 4 year, $9,525,095 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $5,067,342 signing bonus, $9,525,095 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,381,274. In 2023, Njoku will earn a base salary of $1,080,000, a signing bonus of $8,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $3,420,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,657,000 and a dead cap value of $24,175,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $9,525,095
    Signing Bonus $5,067,342
    Average Salary $2,381,274
    Total Guarantees $9,525,095
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,525,095
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $5,067,342 - - - - - $5,532,342
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $897,959 - - - - - - $897,959
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,330,918 - - - - - $8,601 $1,339,519
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,763,877 - - - - - $89,271 $1,853,148
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,013,000 - - - - - - $6,013,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,035,000 $11,465,000 - - - - - $12,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,080,000 - - - $3,420,000 $8,000,000 - $12,500,000
    7 seasons $12,585,754 $16,532,342 - - $3,420,000 $8,000,000 $97,872 $40,635,968
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - - - - - $14,500,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $14,250,000 - - - - - - $15,250,000
    $39,835,754 $16,532,342 - - $3,420,000 $8,000,000 $97,872 $70,385,968
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $12,585,754 $16,532,342 - - $3,420,000 $8,000,000 $97,872 $40,635,968
  • Transactions

    Aug 22 2023Converted $3.42M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, clearing $2.736M of cap with Cleveland (CLE)
    May 27 2022Signed a 4 year $56.75 million contract extension with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 7 2022Offered a 1 year $10.931 million franchise tag by Cleveland (CLE)
    Apr 27 2020Cleveland (CLE) exercised a $6.013 million option for 2021
    Jun 15 2017Signed a 4 year $9.52 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Apr 27 2017Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 1 (#29 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2023 CLE 2 2 1 128 7 6 72 12 0 1 5.2
    2022 CLE 13 13 12 758 73.0 75 54 586 10.9 3 1 73.8
    2021 CLE 16 16 11 670 60.5 53 36 475 13.2 4 0 71.6
    2020 CLE 13 13 5 410 38.6 29 19 213 11.2 2 0 33.3
    2019 CLE 4 4 1 101 9.4 10 5 41 8.2 1 0 10.1
    2018 CLE 16 16 14 873 79.9 89 56 639 11.4 4 0 87.9
    2017 CLE 16 16 5 501 46.9 60 32 386 12.1 4 0 62.7
    Totals 80 80 49 3,441 - 323 208 2,412 11.6 18 2 344.60