NFL Twitter roasts Cardinals for releasing DeAndre Hopkins
The Cardinals have been the laughing inventory of NFL Twitter for failing to discover a commerce associate for DeAndre Hopkins and releasing the star receiver for nothing.
For months the NFL rumor mill has been crammed with the potential of DeAndre Hopkins discovering a brand new NFL dwelling by way of a commerce.
As a substitute, on Friday, the Cardinals launched the huge receiver, ending the saga with nothing however a cap hit to point out for it.
Apparenly, Arizona couldn’t discover a appropriate commerce associate for Hopkins. Now he’ll get to have his decide of groups whereas the Cardinals transfer on with a $21 million useless cap hit for 2023 however a big chunk of additional cap area for 2024 with the contract off their books.
NFL Twitter noticed the transfer as one more signal of the Cardinals basic incompetence.
Finest memes and tweets after Cardinals launch DeAndre Hopkins
arizona cardinals are soccer purgatory.
— smalls (@StephieSmallls) May 26, 2023
The Arizona Cardinals simply launched a high 10 NFL WR (when wholesome).
— Alex Clancy (@ClancysCorner) May 26, 2023
Arizona may have gotten a late spherical decide earlier than the draft and determined to placed on a present and lower him for nothing
— Nate Geary (@NateGearySports) May 26, 2023
Issues are off to a implausible begin for Jonathan Gannon in Arizona.
1) Budda Baker requests a commerce.
2) Cardinals compelled to commerce with the Eagles attributable to a tampering violation.
3) Gannon doesn’t seem in post-draft pressers.
4) Cardinals lose DeAndre Hopkins for nothing.
— DiBirds (@DiBirdsBlog) May 26, 2023
As a cardinals fan, at this level.. I feel a profitable yr can be successful 4 video games
— LC (@laurencowling) May 26, 2023
It’s not clear if the Cardinals ever had any concrete commerce affords for Hopkins on the desk. In the event that they did, this actually can be a monumental mess up for the franchise.
They traded working again David Johnson, a 2020 second-round decide and a 2021 fourth-round decide to the Texans for Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-rounder in a deal that was thought-about an enormous victory for Arizona.
In fact, the Cardinals didn’t notice they’d solely get one full season out of the move catcher. He had 1,406 yards and 6 touchdowns in his debut with the group. Nonetheless, he wasn’t capable of swimsuit up for greater than 10 video games in both of the final two seasons whereas coping with accidents and a six-game PED suspension.
The group might need gotten a steal in touchdown Hopkins, but it surely didn’t repay and so they didn’t get something in return for him simply three years later. Now the entire NFL is laughing at them.