Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is widely expected to be traded at some point this offseason.
On Jan. 10, Jordan Schultz of theScore reported that the Cardinals are looking to trade Hopkins. The 2013 first-round pick of the Houston Texans, who turns 31 in June, has two years remaining on his contract.
Despite his age and the hefty dollars remaining on his contract, Hopkins will surely attract plenty of interest on the trade market. All-Pro-caliber wideouts like him simply don’t come around too often, after all.
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Just about any team with sufficient cap space in playoff contention should have some level of interest in the five-time Pro Bowler. Hopkins has exceeded 1,000 receiving yards in six of his 10 NFL seasons.
At NFL Analysis Network, Kenneth Teape proposed a blockbuster trade idea for the Dallas Cowboys to acquire Hopkins to complement fellow star CeeDee Lamb:
“If the Cowboys want to make a big splash they should call the Arizona Cardinals about DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins is being made available by the Cardinals this offseason and he should be one of the most sought-after players…
Acquiring Hopkins will not be cheap. The Cardinals traded for him at a discount, but they aren’t going to give him away for one. Dallas can offer their first and third-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft for him and see if the Cardinals bite.
Hopkins may look for an extension as part of the deal, which Dallas should be open to working out. If Beckham is going to cost north of $20 million, Hopkins would be money better spent given his less concerning injury history and better production in recent seasons.”
Last year, the Cowboys traded away Pro Bowl wideout Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns in a cap-dumping move. Though Dallas won 12 games and reached the Divisional Round for the first time in four years, the offense greatly lacked a quality No. 2 wideout to complement Lamb.
So adding a proven star like Hopkins, if they can make the dollars work, would go a long way in helping Dallas inch closer to a Super Bowl. But it would take a special series of cap gymnastics to make a move work, plus there’s no guarantee that Dallas would meet what will likely be a high asking price.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.