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Cleveland Browns Exercise Fifth-Year Options on Myles Garrett and David Njoku

If you thought that the Cleveland Browns made enough moves over the weekend, thin again. On Monday the Browns keep making roster moves as they have picked up their options of defensive end Myles Garrett, and tight end David Njoku. This will see them both in orange, and brown through the 2021 season. It was announced on twitter by Jake Trotter per league source on the news of both Garrett, & Njoku getting their fifth-year options exercised:

These are reasonably great moves by the Browns as Myles Garrett is one of the most premier pass rushers in the league. Along side of Garrett, David Njoku, who coming out of Miami as a physical specimen, is someone Baker Mayfield can rely on to get jump balls when in the red zone.

Myles Garrett is expected to be paid $9.67M this year to the cap to finish off his current rookie contract that was worth $30.4M dating back to the 2017 season. Garrett is a supposed free agent in 2022 in his age-26 season. Despite missing the last few games last year due to suspension in the Pittsburgh Steelers game in Cleveland on Thursday Night Football, expect Garrett to make up last seasons ending with a more solid season overall. Furthermore, Garrett looks to put the end of the 2019 season behind him and lead a stacked defense into the 2020 season.


David Njoku missed a good majority of last year due to a wrist injury, only being able to play in four games total. Despite signing free agent Austin Hooper, and drafting Harrison Bryant, Andrew Berry has stated that they plan on using Njoku in Kevin Stefanski’s wide zone offensive scheme.

Expect a bounce back year for Njoku in a tight end room filled with guys who can bring multiple facets to a Browns offense who look poised to score on almost every possession. Njoku is expected to make $3.03M this year before the 2021 season. He is supposed to be a free agent in 2022 in his age-26 season.

For the 2020 season, Garrett, and Njoku will look to help provide the Browns an excellent chance for a playoff appearance after a disappointing 2019 season.

Zach Martin
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