The Cleveland Browns placed the franchise tag on tight end David Njoku on Monday.
Njoku, 25, will earn around $10.9 million in 2022 unless the two sides are able to reach a long-term deal.
Njoku caught 36 passes for 475 yards with a team-high four receiving touchdowns in 16 games (11 starts) last season. He has 15 career TDs in 65 games (36 starts) for the Browns since being taken #29 overall in the 2017 draft.
The Browns have a decision to make on fellow TE Austin Hooper, who carries a $13.2 million cap hit in 2022.