Let the DeAndre Hopkins sweepstakes begin.
Hopkins is expected to draw plenty of interest now that he is officially a free agent, but it seems like two teams have emerged as the top suitors for the star wide receiver.
ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler dropped damning news during a recent appearance on the “Keyshawn, JWill & Max Show” that he would bet on either the Kansas City Chiefs or Buffalo Bills signing Hopkins. He added that both teams might do whatever they possibly could to make sure the other one does not get Hopkins.
Fowler also mentioned the Cleveland Browns as a potential sleeper team to enter the Hopkins sweepstakes. Fowler also listed the Browns as a “wild-card team” in the sweepstakes for Hopkins.
The Browns are an obvious decision since Hopkins and Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson played together in Houston, and Hopkins is said to be open to a reunion.
“Hopkins has preexisting chemistry with Deshaun Watson — they played together in Houston from 2017 to 2019 — and pairing him with Amari Cooper would deepen the intrigue in the AFC North,” Fowler wrote. “Cleveland GM Andrew Berry has been very aggressive this offseason in bolstering the defense, and signing Hopkins would be a nod to maximizing Watson’s window.”
Hopkins is 30 years old and will likely look to cash in at his next spot, but he would get to reunite with the QB that he made his name within Houston, but this time in Cleveland.
The Browns added some new weapons for Watson this offseason, trading for Elijah Moore while also adding Marquise Goodwin in free agency and Cedrick Tillman through the draft.
Adding Hopkins would be perfect for the offense going forward.
The 30-year-old managed to post 64 catches for 717 yards and three touchdowns in just nine games last season.
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