Low Risk/High Reward
If the asking price by the Cleveland Browns drops, then it really is a deal that makes sense for the Buffalo Bills. The addition of David Njoku would be very low risk but could end up paying high dividends.
The 23-year old tight end is entering the fourth year of his contract however the Browns already picked up his fifth year option so he is under contract for two more years. This year, Njoku only has a cap hit of $3,030,714 and next year at $6,013,000, according to Spotrac. These are very manageable numbers that wouldn’t take up much of the available cap space the Buffalo Bills have.
The fact that it is essentially only a two year deal at a rather low salary, is what makes this such an interesting potential move. The addition of Njoku not only gives them time to evaluate the Cleveland Browns tight end, but also gives them time to see what they have with Dawson Knox while at the same time not hurting the production of the position or the offense as a whole.
While there is a number of hurdles that must take place for the Buffalo Bills to swing a trade with the Cleveland Browns for David Njoku, starting with the Browns willing to trade the tight end and lowering their asking price, adding a player like Njoku to this offense would create just another playmaker to what is already shaping up to be a dynamic offense in 2020.