Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has dominated the trade rumor mill for several months now, but he remains part of the roster as the 2023 draft inches closer.
Back in January, Jordan Schultz of theScore reported that the Cardinals were planning to deal the 30-year-old superstar pass-catcher. Schultz’s added that Arizona owner Michael Bidwill would explain this to GM candidates. The team went on to hire Monti Ossenfort for that position.
The Cardinals acquired Hopkins in a 2020 trade with the Houston Texans. He later agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $54.5 million. The five-time Pro Bowler is signed through the 2024 season.
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Bleacher Report’s Alex Kay proposed several blockbuster trade ideas that would alter the upcoming NFL season. One of Kay’s proposals had the Cardinals sending Hopkins to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the No. 91 selection in this year’s draft.
“Given how ice cold Hopkins’ market has been, the Bills should try to turn the No. 91 overall pick into a three-time All-Pro wideout who could take their high-powered offense to another level. If Hopkins returns to form, this move could help finally bring a Super Bowl to Buffalo.”
The Bills entered the 2022 season as the Super Bowl favorites, having signed two-time Super Bowl champion Von Miller in free agency. But Buffalo endured a disappointing in the AFC Divisional Round for the second straight year, falling to 27-10 at home to the Cincinnati Bengals.
General manager Brandon Beane has been mostly quiet this offseason, but a trade for Hopkins would obviously go a long way in improving a championship-level roster. Hopkins and fellow Pro Bowler Stefon Diggs would form arguably football’s best pass-catching duo.
Will Arizona end up trading Hopkins? And if so, Beane make an effort to land the veteran star wideout? Or will Hopkins open the 2023 season with the Cardinals? Stay tuned.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.