David Njoku
Tight End
Drafted: Round 1 (#29 overall), 2017
Experience: 6 Years
College: Miami (FL)
Contract: 4 yr(s)
$54,750,000
Signing Bonus $11,465,000 AAV$13,687,500 G'teed:$28,000,000 Free Agent:2026 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2022 Contract details by year 26 $1,035,000 $2,293,000 - - - $3,328,000 $25,000,000
2023 Contract details by year 27 $4,500,000 $2,293,000 - $1,600,000 - $8,393,000 $13,672,000
2024 Contract details by year 28 $13,000,000 $2,293,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000 - $18,393,000 $6,879,000
2025 Contract details by year 29 $14,250,000 $2,293,000 $1,000,000 $1,600,000 - $19,143,000 $4,586,000
2026 Contract details by year 30 - $2,293,000 - $1,600,000 - $3,893,000 $2,293,000
2027 Contract details by year 31 - - - $1,600,000 - $1,600,000 -
Contract Notes:
  • $17M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
  • 2023 Option Bonus: $8M (fully guarantees the 3rd league day of 2023, injury guaranteed at signing)
  • $3M of 2024 salary fully guarantees the 3rd league day of 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)
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
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 - - $1,339,519
2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,763,877 - - $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
6 seasons $11,505,754 $16,532,342 - $28,135,968

Cap Hit

#25
Tight End
#15
Cleveland Browns
#456
NFL

AAV

#2
Tight End
#142
NFL

Cash

#2
Tight End
#136
NFL
  • May 27 2022

    Signed a 4 year $56.75 million contract extension with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Mar 7 2022

    Offered a 1 year $10.931 million franchise tag by Cleveland (CLE)

  • Apr 27 2020

    Cleveland (CLE) exercised a $6.013 million option for 2021

  • Jun 15 2017

    Signed a 4 year $9.52 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Apr 27 2017

    Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 1 (#29 overall)