Now that DeAndre Hopkins is officially a member of the Arizona Cardinals, we are starting to find out more information into what happened and why he was suddenly traded from the Houston Texans this offseason.
The trade did not sit well with Texans fans, but this was in the works for a long time.
The former Texans wide receiver spoke with Sports Illustrated about his relationship with O’Brien, but he didn’t have much to say about it.
“There was no relationship,” Hopkins said. “Make sure you put that in there. There’s not a lot to speak about.”
“What Hopkins knew was, “that asking for a little raise would lead to the outcome that I got,” he says, “which is the outcome that I wanted.”
The first thing Hopkins did once he was traded was donate $150,000 to coronavirus relief efforts in his new state. “I’m a stress-free person,” he says. “I live in the present. I only care about this T-E-A-M.”
“Change is good,” Hopkins says. “It’s not weird, this time we’re living in, because if you’re spiritual, you understand that right now it is time to change.” No one could have predicted what’s happening, he says, lamenting the deaths and the restrictions. “That’s never good,” he continues. “But I see the world coming together, organizations and people working to help and protect each other. We’ve never h
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