Add former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears to the list of those wanting to see DeAndre Hopkins join America’s Team.
Hopkins has been the subject of many trade rumors in recent weeks. Last month, Jordan Schultz of theScore reported that the Cardinals are planning to trade the soon-to-be 31-year-old and perennial Pro Bowler.
During a recent edition of ESPN’s “Get Up!”, Spears — who played for the Cowboys from 2005 to 2012 — called for his former team to acquire the five-time Pro Bowler (h/t Jonathan Adams of Heavy Sports):
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“If Dallas wants to show me that they’re serious about trying to go to a Super Bowl, they better be in the trade market for DeAndre Hopkins. They better be thinking about, ‘How do we get DeAndre Hopkins on this team? What do we have to sacrifice?’
You just saw your quarterback take a regression. You just saw offensively you (only) had two guys that people respected in CeeDee Lamb and Tony Pollard. If you really serious about it, DeAndre Hopkins might want to be out of Arizona and if you can make that move, that’ll tell this fan base and me you serious about it.”
Hopkins was suspended for the first six games of 2022 over a violation of the NFL’s PEDs policy. Despite appearing in just nine games altogether, he finished with a strong stat line of 64 receptions for 717 yards and three touchdowns.
Hopkins’ strong production in the nine games was one of the few positives for an Arizona team that finished a disappointing 4-13 on the year. This came a year after they went 11-6 to end the franchise’s six-year playoff drought.
The veteran pass-catcher has recorded 1,000 yards in six of his 10 NFL seasons. But Hopkins is on the wrong side of 30, and he’s been limited to 19 games over the last two years, so his injury concerns and high salary could prompt some teams to back off.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.