New DeAndre Hopkins favourite emerges
Days after vast receiver DeAndre Hopkins was launched by the Arizona Cardinals, there seems to be a brand new favourite to signal him.
The Arizona Cardinals had listened to gives for vast receiver DeAndre Hopkins in commerce talks, however nothing ever transpired. On Might 26, the Cardinals determined to outright launch him from his contract with a pre-June 1 designation. With that, Hopkins has the chance to signal with whichever crew he so chooses.
It seems as if there’s a new favourite.
According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2, there may be “robust mutual curiosity” between Hopkins, the Cleveland Browns, and the crew’s quarterback Deshaun Watson.
‘Robust mutual curiosity’ between DeAndre Hopkins and the Browns
When Hopkins grew to become a free agent, there was an apparent hyperlink with Cleveland contemplating his former sign caller, Watson, was on the crew. Each knew one another since Watson got here out of highschool, the place he dedicated to Clemson, the identical school that Hopkins performed for. Hopkins entered the league in 2013 with the Houston Texans, and Watson was drafted 4 years later in 2017. They had been teammates for 3 seasons till Hopkins was dealt to the Cardinals.
Whereas there could also be curiosity, it seems that groups should pay up. According to The Athletic’s Tim Graham (subscription required), Hopkins is believed to be in search of an analogous deal that Odell Beckham Jr. obtained from the Baltimore Ravens. Beckham earned a one-year contract value $15 million assured, with an extra $3 million in incentives on the road.
Hopkins is coming off of a 2022 marketing campaign wherein he performed simply 9 video games, due partly to a six-game suspension handed to him for a performance-enhancing drug coverage violation, and a late-season knee damage. In that span, Hopkins caught 64-of-96 passes for 717 yards and three touchdowns.
The Browns need to compete in what’s a troublesome AFC North division. Including Hopkins to pair alongside Watson as soon as once more would definitely assist them, as they appear to make the playoffs for the primary time since 2020.