Now that Odell Beckham Jr. has found his new team after signing a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, it leaves us with another star wide receiver who is hoping to be on the move as well.
Arizona Cardinals wideout DeAndre Hopkins has been rumored to be under consideration to be traded or released before the 2023 season begins. The five-time Pro Bowler, who will turn 31 in June, would likely cost a steep price to land in a trade.
One team that could be a possible suitor resides in the NFC East, and it’s not the Dallas Cowboys.
Bleacher Report seems to think the fit would be with the New York Giants.
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“The New York Giants are coming off a surprising run to the playoffs in 2022, and they undoubtedly need help on the outside after no wideout recorded over 750 receiving yards last season. Adding Hopkins would be a move that will surely appease quarterback Daniel Jones, who is coming off his best year as a pro.”
The publication also named the New England Patriots.
“The New England Patriots could surely use a top receiving option to help Mac Jones as he enters his third year under center, even after signing JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Patriots lost Jakobi Meyers to the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency, leaving an already thin group even more vulnerable.”
The report also added the New York Jets, Detroit Lions, and the Chicago Bears.
Despite a lengthy resume and history of production as recent as last season, Hopkins will be 31 when the season starts, is coming off a six-game suspension for using PEDs. He also has a $29 and $25 million cap hit on his current contract over the next two years seasons respectively.
In only nine games last season, Hopkins had over 700 yards, nearly 100 targets, and three touchdowns, largely playing with the Cardinals’ backup quarterbacks. Imagine the type of numbers he could put up with a steady starter in place.
One of the most dominant receivers of his generation is ready to move on and so is his team, but his price tag may keep him with the Cardinals or he may see himself released.
The answer to where he might go will start to take shape after the draft.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.