DeAndre Hopkins: No other WR could put up same numbers in situation I’ve been in

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Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins got to play with Deshaun Watson for a full season in 2018 and posted career highs in catches and receiving yards, but he posted good numbers in the first five years of his career despite having far shakier quarterbacking situations.

Hopkins cited that history during an appearance on Mad Dog Sports Radio on SiriusXM when he was asked if he thought he was the best wide receiver in the league.

“No argument at all, man,” Hopkins said. “I think some will try to debate it, but no receiver, I think, could put up the numbers I have with the situation I’ve been in. So for me it’s no debate.”

Larry Fitzgerald might have a bone to pick when it comes to making chicken salad out of chicken droppings given the list of quarterbacks that have cycled through Arizona since 2004, although he can now also join Hopkins in hoping that a recent first-round pick will make those dreary years a thing of the past.

23 responses to “DeAndre Hopkins: No other WR could put up same numbers in situation I’ve been in

  1. He might be right, his production has been stellar, his worst year was 2016 where he was 50 yards shy of another 1,000 yard season with Brock Osweiler as his quaterback the majority of the year.

  2. I can think of a couple..T.O in his prime… Larry Fitzgerald right now… Randy Moss… Antonio Brown…OBJ…Tyreek Hill as much as I hate mentioning his name… there’s just a few so let’s not get carried away here

  3. And Hopkins is right. Before Watson came along look at this murders row of QB’s that Hopkins had to deal with since 2013.
    Case Keenum
    Matt Schuab
    Ryan Fitzpatrick
    TJ Yates
    Brandon Weeden
    Tom Savage
    Brock Osweller

    I can’t think of another receiver that has had it this bad.

  4. i dunno. terrible qb’s typically throw a lot – because they’re leading their team from behind. and who’s the main beneficiary of all those throws? the #1 wr.

    “just go long, dude.”

  5. Fitzgerald has played with a lot of QB stiffs in his career. There have been other who put up good numbers over the years without great QBs throwing to them.

  6. texans have definitely had below average QB but i blame the offense struggles on Obrien. He has a great defense, a highly paid running back, and his gameplan has been something like “Tom Savage is throwing the ball 50 times today”

  7. Larry Fitzgerald, in addition to being a helluva WR, is a rare one in that he isn’t a loudmouth diva. What is it about that position?

  8. Hopkins is arguably one of the best 3 wide receivers in the league.

    Given Antonio Browns feet issues and OBJ going to a new team, Hopkins may be the best this year.

  9. go look at Tim Browns entire career. he had a average Hostetler, a MVP Gannon for like 3 seasons and the rest of his career was with garbage.

  10. He is right but doesn’t sound like much of a team player implying all his other qbs were garbage.

  11. “lizzyisnoindian says:
    August 8, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    I can think of a couple..T.O in his prime… Larry Fitzgerald right now… Randy Moss… Antonio Brown…OBJ…Tyreek Hill as much as I hate mentioning his name… there’s just a few so let’s not get carried away here”

    What alternative universe are you watching football in? Antonio Brown has had Big Ben his entire career. Guy is going to go to the Hall of Fame. OBJ has had Manning. He may be less talented than the media makes him out to be, but he’s hardly garbage. TO and Moss both played with a number of quality QBs for lengthy parts of their career.

  12. Can’t stand the guy since he walked out of practice a few years ago. Texans should of cut him then but I guess it’s too late. Soon the best players will dictate teams coaches like the NBA.

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