Report: Cardinals close to contract extension with DeAndre Hopkins

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After the Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins this offseason, a report surfaced that the decision was made solely over money with the receiver wanting a deal in the range of $18 million to $20 million a year.

The Cardinals began working on a new deal for Hopkins soon after trading for the All-Pro.

They now are closing in a contract extension for Hopkins, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports, and he likely gets even more than that. Hopkins is negotiating the deal himself.

Hopkins has three years left on his current deal at base salaries of $12.5 million, $13.5 million, and $13.915 million, which makes him vastly underpaid.

Falcons receiver Julio Jones makes $22 million per season, which tops the position in per year average, and Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper signed a $100 million deal this offseason that averages $20 million a season.

Hopkins, 28, spent seven seasons in Houston, earning three All-Pro honors and four times making the Pro Bowl. He has 632 career receptions for 8,602 yards and 54 touchdowns.

14 responses to “Report: Cardinals close to contract extension with DeAndre Hopkins

  1. Looking like 23 million per year is where they will need to be to get something done. I’m thinking 4 years, 95 million, 45 guaranteed. The guy has proven that he can be at the top of the league with literally ANY QB. And he wants to be one of the greatest…that is always what you want out of a big money player

  2. Best player on texans team and they traded him away for peanuts. Of course they had no choice when their starting QB was asking for bank

  3. Screw these salaries, absolutely ridiculous.
    They are making this money from us fans and then they wreck our teams cap Its time for a change. I think I’m going to protest by kneeling. That should help things change.

  4. sayormills49 says:
    September 7, 2020 at 7:47 pm
    Looking like 23 million per year is where they will need to be to get something done. I’m thinking 4 years, 95 million, 45 guaranteed. The guy has proven that he can be at the top of the league with literally ANY QB. And he wants to be one of the greatest…that is always what you want out of a big money player

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    A monumental mistake. I remember when the same thing was said when DeMarius Thomas got his deal.

    A soft WR is a soft WR and stats don’t mean much.

  5. Elite WR’s that require double-teaming are absolutely worth $20 million/year.

    The problem is when teams think their WR is elite when he’s not. Hopkins is elite.

  6. You too can mortgage your future on a non QB! Goodluck with Cap Hell in two years. Just like the Rams are finding out the hard way from their acquisitions from two years ago.

  7. Why are no teams or fans taking into consideration the reduced salary cap of at least $175mil for next season, all these new contracts will have to be redone to fit the new cap numbers!

  8. DeAndre is worth 20+ millions per year. Check the tape on 2019 Texans. All those scrambles by Watson and hitting the guy – it was mostly Nuk. Not only did he get open, it looked like he was alone all the time. Texans don’t make it to PS, Cardinals do. Hopkins is the difference.

  9. Be careful what you wish for. His stats were well down yesterday and he was being thrown to by the highest paid guy in the league. Wouldn’t run contract too long as he is 29-30 and steps can disappear in a hurry at that age. Now, at least he’ll have some other guys on field with him to catch the ball.

  10. Good for him. As much as us fans like to say the players are playing “just a game”, it is a business and they have a small window to make enough money to set them up for a comfortable life and help out the many family members who are dependent on them. The owners must be making a ton of money.

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