When the Texans executed their extremely unpopular and laughed about trade of All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for former All-Pro running back David Johnson, they had reportedly talked to the Philadelphia Eagles before settling with Arizona.
After seeing what the Cardinals gave up, Philly got blasted for not pulling the trigger, but there was a reason for that.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman explained to Philly reporters on Thursday during a conference call that the Texans had different terms in trade discussions than they did for the Cardinals.
He has a point, as I’m sure the entire league would’ve called the Texans for Hopkins if they knew the terms of getting him would’ve been so low. The Cardinals would ultimately send a second-round and fourth-round picks to the Texans in addition to Johnson for Hopkins and a fourth-round pick.
“It’s not apples to apples,” Roseman said.
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