Here’s Why the Cleveland Browns Would Be the Perfect Fit for Kyle Rudoplh

Published 03/04/2021, 11:05 AM EST
CLEVELAND, OHIO – JANUARY 14: Kevin Stefanski talks to the media after being introduced as the Cleveland Browns new head coach on January 14, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)


The Cleveland Browns have a tight end problem. With the team’s leading player in the position, David Njoku, potentially looking for a trade, the Browns will be in need of a star tight end for 2021.

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And the Browns should look no further beyond free agent Kyle Rudolph to fill that position. Rudolph, who was recently cut by the Minnesota Vikings franchise after spending 10 years with them, is the perfect fit for the Browns.

One of the best in the position, Rudolph should be a key target for the Browns this offseason, and here’s why.

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A reunion on the cards for the Cleveland Browns

This is not the first time that Njoku has desired to leave the franchise. Ahead of the 2020 season, the player requested to be traded. But the team were unwilling to let go of the tight end and he ended up spending another season with the Browns.

Still, with a year on his contract left, Njoku still seems interested in making the move. In what seemed to be a final goodbye message, Njoku thanked the fans for their support while saying that he’s been ‘quiet for a while’.

This prompted many to believe that Njoku might go ahead for a trade yet again this season. While nothing concrete has emerged out of that yet, it is believed that the Browns will have to plunge into the market to find his replacement.

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Rudolph, in this case, appears to be the perfect fit. The 32-year-old still has a lot of gas left in the tank and is someone well acquainted with the playing style of Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski.

Stefanski, who was earlier the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, has worked with Rudolph in the past. The two shared an excellent bond while in Minnesota, and some believe that the tight end is keen on renewing his tie with Stefanski.

How this plays out, only time will tell. But if the Browns wish to snap up Stefanski, they’ll have to move fast given the number of suitors potentially after him.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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