New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a ton of respect for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and he made it very clear when he met up with him on the field during their recent matchup.
Belichick called Hopkins “every bit as good as anybody I’ve ever coached against” prior to the two teams taking the field Monday night, so when he saw him on the field, he made sure to give him all the praise to his face.
Belichick: “I’m glad we only have to play you every four years, man.”
Hopkins: “I love you, man.”
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Belichick: “You, too. You, too. What a career you’re having. You missed half the season, still going to lead the league in receiving.”
Hopkins: ” You know I do my job, man. Trying to get better, man.”
Hopkins didn’t have his best game during the matchup as he caught seven balls for 79 yards. It should be noted his starting QB Kyler Murray would go down with a torn ACL during this game and Colt McCoy would take over for the rest of the contest.
The veteran WR also had a costly fumble that directly led to six points for the Patriots. New England would go on to win the contest, 27-13, to take control of the AFC’s final playoff spot.
Hopkins does have two years remaining on his current contract, so he may just find himself on the Patriots at some point in the future.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.