DeAndre Hopkins clearly does not want to play with the Arizona Cardinals as the franchise is trending in the wrong direction.
The rumor mill has been swirling around Arizona Cardinals star receiver DeAndre Hopkins all offseason as a potential trade target, but nothing has materialized.
On Monday, Hopkins appeared on the I Am Athlete podcast and discussed what he needs from an organization and a quarterback in the latter half of his NFL career.
“What I want is stable management upstairs,” he said. “I think that’s something I haven’t really had the past couple years of my career coming from Houston and then to Arizona. I’ve been through three or four GMs in my career, so a stable management. A QB who loves the game, a QB who brings everybody on board with him and pushes not just himself but everybody around him … and a great defense. A great defense wins championships.”
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Brandon Marshall also took a moment to ask Hopkins who he’d like to play with, and he picked five of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks: Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, and Justin Herbert.
It was especially interesting that Hopkins talked so highly of Allen and the Bills, who have been linked to the star wideout for much of the offseason. Hopkins would fit perfectly with the rest of Buffalo’s offense as the No. 2 target behind fellow All-Pro Stefon Diggs. They would immediately become the most potent receiving duo in the league.
Instead of having Hopkins on a roster where Kyler Murray is unlikely to be available for a large portion of the 2023 season, Arizona might trade him for important assets that could be used to help the team’s rebuild.
While he missed a six games in 2022 due to a PED suspension, Hopkins still finished as the Cardinals’ leading receiver with 717 yards and three touchdowns.
He has two seasons with over 1,500 yards and four with at least 100 receptions.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.