You would DeAndre Hopkins would’ve been a coveted wide receiver this offseason, but that was simply not the case.
Hopkins was released this offseason after spending the past three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals following a trade from the Houston Texans that sent him there. His tenure was marred by injuries and a suspension for failing a performance-enhancing drug test.
Still, he was a three-time first-team All-Pro wideout and teams should’ve been busting down his door to nab him. However, he to find suitors for his services.
“There were some teams that I had on my list that I gave them calls and they didn’t give a call back,” Hopkins told GQ’s Clay Skipper.
“Detroit Lions, they didn’t want me. Dallas Cowboys didn’t want me. Giants didn’t want me. (S-t). Who else ain’t want me? San Fran ain’t want me.”
The five-time Pro Bowler believes that his age played a factor in the lack of offers when he became a free agent.
“It ain’t too many people out there that can say honestly that they can lock me down, guard me for a full four quarters,” he said.
If you’re a Titans fan, his list may have you wondering just how far he had the organization on his list before he settled on them. But the veteran wideout said he believes he landed in the right situation.
“I’m very grateful for where I am, I think I made the best decision,” he told Skipper. “But when you’re a player and some people feel like they’re great without you, and then you see what they have on paper, or you see what they do, you mark those games down, as a competitor. I can’t wait to play’ em and, honestly, try my best to crush they ass.”
Hopkins ultimately signed a two-year, $26-million contract to return to the AFC South after beginning his career as a member of the Houston Texans.
The Clemson product flourished after the Texans selected him 27th overall in the 2013 draft. Hopkins posted five 1,000-yard seasons from 2013-2019. He recorded 221 catches, 2,696 yards, and 17 touchdowns during his time with in Arizona.
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