Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been frequently mentioned in NFL trade rumors. If he hits the trade block, there surely won’t be a lack of interest in the five-time Pro Bowler.
Hopkins, who turns 31 in June, has two years remaining on his contract. The Cardinals have a new GM (Monti Ossenfort) and a new head coach (Jonathan Gannon). As such, it wouldn’t be surprising if the new brass decided to trade Hopkins as part of sweeping changes.
At Yardbarker, Seth Trachtman published a list of 25 bold predictions for the offseason. Among them: He has the Baltimore Ravens trading for Arizona’s All-Pro wideout:
“No team has a greater need for wideout help than the Ravens. They finished the year with Demarcus Robinson as their top wide receiver, an inexcusable situation for the team’s quarterbacks. Hopkins would certainly be a massive upgrade and will be a prominent trade name with Arizona looking at a rebuild situation. The team teams already have practice negotiating after last year’s Marquise Brown deal.”
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The Ravens have two major orders of business this offseason, and addressing the wide receiver position is one of them. The other, and by far the most important one, is to make a decision on the future of star quarterback Lamar Jackson. With his rookie contract up, the Ravens have to decide if they want to franchise tag, extend or trade the 2019 league MVP.
The 26-year-old Jackson missed five games in both 2021 and 2022, and Baltimore’s offense regressed mightily without him.
If the Ravens manage to retain Jackson, it will be a clear sign that they’re still in “win now” mode. Trading for a world-class wide receiver like Hopkins would certainly go a long way in improving Baltimore’s Super Bowl chances.
Tight end Mark Andrews was Baltimore’s leading receiver with 847 yards last season. Next on the list was wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, who had 458 yards.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.