David Njoku Tweets Out April Fools Joke to Scare Fans
By Larry Rupp
Twitter can be a dangerous place on April Fool's Day. Telling the difference between reality and fiction is no easy task on social media. Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku took advantage of that fact by scaring the fan base with the idea that he is seeking a trade. Of course, it was all just a prank.
Njoku tweeted out early Friday morning that he wanted to let the fans know about the trade first and even tagged his agent. With the craziness of this offseason, it seemed like a legitimate statement. The fifth-year pro followed up 10 minutes later stating that it was not true in a quote tweet including a gif.
Cleveland fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Njoku will still be around after hauling in 36 of his 53 targets for 475 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2021. He ended up playing in 16 games and a total of 64% of the offensive snaps. Keep in mind those were his highest marks since the 2018 season.
The 25-year-old pass-catcher will likely enter training camp as the Browns No. 1 TE following the departure of Austin Hooper. After all, he was franchise tagged for a reason. Third-year pro Harrison Bryant is sure to see added reps, but he has yet to post more than 238 receiving yards in a season.
For now, Browns fans need to stay alert in case any other players attempt to pull their legs. Cleveland heads into the fall with odds set at +1800 to Win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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