DeAndre Hopkins: “And they said I’m only worth a 2nd rounder”

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With his former team in disarray, Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins isn’t above reminding everyone what a foolish decision the Texans made by trading him.

Hopkins quote tweeted a list of his accomplishments in 2020, his first season in Arizona after being traded by Houston: He had 115 catches for 1,407 yards, he became the youngest player in NFL history to have 10,000 career receiving yards, he was named to his fifth Pro Bowl and he was a second-team All-Pro.

Then Hopkins added his own commentary: “And they said I’m only worth a 2nd rounder.”

Former coach Bill O’Brien was calling the personnel shots when the Texans traded Hopkins. O’Brien has been fired, but the Texans’ front office is still struggling. And Hopkins is in a better place.

18 responses to “DeAndre Hopkins: “And they said I’m only worth a 2nd rounder”

  1. Trading Hopkins should have immediately resulted in O’Brien being fired. It’s like trading Jerry Rice in his prime.

  2. As I posted earlier in the Duke Johnson thread:

    DeAndre Hopkins – 1,400 yds and 6 TDs at $27,250,000/yr (TWENTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS!!!)
    David Johnson – 1,000 yds and 8 TDs at $11,000,000/yr PLUS a 2nd rd pick.

    AND Deshaun Watson had his best career year WITHOUT Hopkins.

    So I guess O’Brien actually was right about the trade – offense lost 400 yards, gained 2 extra TDS, saved the Texans $16,000,000 a year AND a 2nd round pick.

  3. If Bob is gone and all this stuff is still going on… Was Bob the real problem? Clearly not a good head coach, but he is a good defensive coach.

  4. One of the biggest Fleece jobs in the NFL trade history. What was O’Brien thinking? You don’t just unceremoniously get rid of your Best receiver, a future Hall of Famer just like that. A head scratcher for sure. Then again, maybe O’Brien was looking for reason to get fired. SMH. Great job Arizona. Steve Keim gotta be charged with grand larceny.

  5. The Cardinals are the ones that thought he was only worth a second-round pick, which was apparently more than what 30 other teams thought he was worth.

    He’s a hell of a player but I’m tired of everyone looking to be a victim or show how they were slighted.

  6. springfield says: “If Bob is gone and all this stuff is still going on… Was Bob the real problem?”
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    Let’s look at at the major trades that he was mercilessly criticized:

    1) WR Hopkins for RB Johnson & 2nd rd pick – Hopkins wanted $25m/yr and O’Brien said no. Johnson had 1,000 yds production and 2 more TDs at 1/3 the cost. Winner? TEXANS.

    2) 2 first rounders for LT Tunsil & WR Stills. Tunsil has made 2 straight Pro Bowls, gave up only TWO sacks all year and fixed his penalty problem. Cornerstone LT for another 8-10 years. Miami’s 2020 CB pick sat on the bench. Winner? TEXANS.

    3) Jadeveon Clowney for a bag of footballs. Clowney demanded $20m/yr and O’Brien said no. Clowney in Seattle and Tennessee DISAPPEARED as usual. 3 sacks in two years. THREE. Winner by subtraction? TEXANS.

  7. springfield says:
    February 26, 2021 at 5:37 pm
    If Bob is gone and all this stuff is still going on… Was Bob the real problem? Clearly not a good head coach, but he is a good defensive coach.

    4 2 Rate This
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    Who exactly is this Bob character?

  8. chefboyd says:

    February 26, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    12 games on their schedule…. Winner… TEXA….. oh wait.

  9. I’m sorry d-hop how many playoff wins did the cardinals win this year with your 27 million dollar salary. Trust me home-slice you’ll be traded again when Arizona has to overpay for Tyler Murray

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