David Njoku

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Browns, TE Age: 25-324d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#29 overall), 2017 College: Miami (FL) Agent(s): Drew Rosenhaus (Rosenhaus Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    David Njoku signed a 1 year, $10,931,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including an average annual salary of $10,931,000. In 2022, Njoku will earn a base salary of $10,931,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,931,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,931,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,931,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $10,931,000 $10,931,000 - $10,931,000($10,931,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,931,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,931,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,931,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,931,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2021Entry Level

    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
    5 seasons $10,470,754 $5,067,342 - - - - $97,872 $15,635,968
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $10,931,000 - - - - - - $10,931,000
    $21,401,754 $5,067,342 - - - - $97,872 $26,566,968
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,470,754 $5,067,342 - - - - $97,872 $15,635,968
  • Transactions

    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)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how David Njoku ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    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 65 65 36 2,555 - 241 148 1,754 11.9 15 0 265.60
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $26,933,568
    • Avg. Salary: $6,733,392
    • NFL Rank: 275
    • TE Rank: 16

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • NFL Rank: 0
    • TE Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare David Njoku to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Tyler Higbee 4 $29,000,000 $7,250,000 26
    C.J. Uzomah 3 $18,300,000 $6,100,000 26
    Gerald Everett 1 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 26
    Blake Jarwin 4 $22,000,000 $5,500,000 25
    Averages 3 $18,825,000 $6,275,000 25.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Njoku's current age (25), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $25,629,508 $6,407,377


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Njoku statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Receiving Targets, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving Touchdowns, Yards After Catch, Dropped Passes, Rating

    Player GP% Rec Tgt Rec/GM Rec Yds/GM Rec TD/GM YAC Dropped Rating
    Tyler Higbee 2017-2018, LAR 100 2.47 1.53 18.34 0.09 4.55 0.09 67.5
    C.J. Uzomah 2017-2018, CIN 93.75 2.63 1.77 17.7 0.13 4.9 0.2 62.75
    Gerald Everett 2019-2020, SEA 90.63 4.21 2.69 28.45 0.1 5.45 0.21 70.05
    Blake Jarwin 2018-2019, DAL 100 2.41 1.81 21 0.19 4.65 0.13 65.35
    Average 96.10 2.93 1.95 21.37 0.13 4.89 0.16 66.41
    David Njoku 2020-2021 87.88 2.83 1.9 23.72 0.21 5.85 0.17 69.1
    % Change -8.55% -3.41% -2.56% 11.00% 61.54% 19.63% -6.25% 4.05%
    Median Prime % Change 0.75%
    Average Prime % Change 9.43%


    Calculated Market Value: David Njoku

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    4 years, $26,933,568 $6,733,392