Last week the worse kept secret in the NFL came to fruition as the Arizona Cardinals finally released star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins after weeks of speculation. The Cardinals are now in full rebuild mode and releasing Hopkins will save the team nearly $9 million in cap space.
At just 30 years old, Hopkins should still have plenty of gas left in the tank and be able to contribute to a winning team. The two front-runners to land Nuk are the Kansas City Chiefs as well as the Buffalo Bills as Hopkins had recently stated that Josh Allen would be one of the quarterbacks he would love to play with.
However, a new team has emerged as a potential landing spot, and to nobody’s surprise it is the Dallas Cowboys. Whenever a big name, skill position player is available, the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones are never shy to throw their hat into the ring.
Dallas already has CeeDee Lamb on the roster, acquired Brandin Cooks in the off season and should have Michael Gallup returning healthy, so adding Hopkins would give them among the best receiving corps in the league. The only question remains is does Hopkins think the Cowboys are legitimate Super Bowl contenders as he has stated at this point in his career he is chasing a Championship.
Although the NFC seems like the much easier path to get to the Super Bowl compared to the AFC, Hopkins best bet to capture that elusive ring would likely be with one of the AFC powerhouse teams in either Kansas City or Buffalo. It will be very interesting to see where he lands in the nearby future. Stay Tuned.
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