After the 2021 season, the Cleveland Browns had a choice to make at tight end.
Hooper had 345 yards and three touchdowns while Njoku finished with 475 yards and four touchdowns.
Eventually, they released Hooper who is now with the Tennessee Titans via a one-year contract.
Meanwhile, they are banking on Njoku’s upside as they gave him a four-year, $56.75 million deal.
The Browns are hoping that his 2021 performance is just the start of better things to come.
At 25 years old, his best years are in front of him and the team would like him to be a steady contributor.
Releasing Hooper should clear the way for Njoku to have a breakout season.
But given the tough grind of the NFL, he wants to become a better player.
Luckily, Tight End University is there to help him improve.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) June 22, 2022
It is attended by those who play the position in the NFL and the camp lasts for three days.
This initiative aims to elevate the level of talent among NFL tight ends.
Throughout those three days, they get to learn from each other and absorb best practices on how to play better.
Browns Have High Expectations For Njoku
His best year came in 2018 when he had 639 yards and four touchdowns.
The Browns would like to build Njoku’s confidence by making him the primary tight end.
They see him as a big asset with untapped potential.
Therefore, they are hoping that his stint at Tight End University will help him take the next step.
His emergence will add more dimensions to the Browns’ offense.