Houston Texans fans, it looks like you have one last hope for one of the most lopsided and terrible trades in NFL history to be void.
The biggest shock of the NFL offseason was easily the Houston Texans trading star wide-out DeAndre Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round pick to the Cardinals in exchange for David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-rounder. It was a very bad trade, but it’s not actually completed because the players involved have been unable to take physicals, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported.
The same holds true for a number of free agents, but given the magnitude of this trade, it should be a sigh of relief for Texans fans to hope something goes wrong. If Hopkins and/or Johnson should fail a physical, it would give Houston and Arizona the ability to back out of the trade altogether.
Given what Bill O’Brien stated about Hopkins’ contract demands and their reported friction, the team seems dead set on making sure he is out of town.
Hopkins has been the beacon of health during his seven-year career, but the same cannot be said for Johnson at this stage of his career.
The Texans could receive two first-round picks when this is all said and done and Texans fans would still be upset. Who wouldn’t? Hopkins is a dynamic player and the team did not get better in this trade at all.
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