Cardinals have a decision to make on DeAndre Hopkins

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The Arizona Cardinals have moved on from their head coach and General Manager. They also could be moving on from one of their top players.

Receiver DeAndre Hopkins has a cap number of $30.75 million for 2023, thanks to a $19.45 million salary and $11.3 million in allocations from past bonus payments.

A trade before June 1 would result in a cap charge of $22.6 million. After June 1, the cap charge would be split between 2023 and 2024, the last year of the current contract.

Of course, with only $19.45 million due this year, Hopkins may also want a raise that reflects the current market at receiver. They could be a way to give him more while dropping the cap number. It all depends on how much more he wants.

At one point, his new-money average of $27.5 million was the highest in the league. It no longer is. And so it’s an issue that the new regime will have to confront involving the receiver who will turn 31 in June.

18 responses to “Cardinals have a decision to make on DeAndre Hopkins

  1. He’s not getting a raise and it’s hard to tell if someone would actually absorb the albatross as opposed to just waiting for the cut to happen.

    Brutal contract.

  2. Whoa…His 2023 salary is double amount of national annual budget of Niue – an island country in the South Pacific Ocean.

  3. Hop just hosed the team for a 6 game suspension. Doubt he’s about to make any noise. Cardinals are keeping him, bet the house on it! He’s a leader and a dominant WR.

  4. Steve Keim was fired for wasting the legendarily cheap Bidwell family money. And for being a repeat substance abuser. And for allowing that depressing team culture to metastasize. and for the ridiculous Kyler Klause.

    Ok, Steve was fired for being a one man dumpster fire.

  5. primalnumber says:
    January 10, 2023 at 5:45 pm
    Steve Keim was fired for wasting the legendarily cheap Bidwell family money. And for being a repeat substance abuser. And for allowing that depressing team culture to metastasize. and for the ridiculous Kyler Klause.

    Ok, Steve was fired for being a one man dumpster fire.

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    I couldn’t figure out for years and years how Keim survived for so long right up through the Kyler Murray pick and then the eventual catastrophic extension on top of importing Hopkins and tossing more picks as if Arizona was close. Just bizarre.

    BB fleeced him on the Chandler Jones trade, too. BB got Joe Thuney, kept Mr. February and NE went on to win 2 more SBs without Jones. Now, Jones and useless is all overpaid in Vegas just stealing money from them, too.

  6. “Steroid Boy” has done nothing this season to earn a new contract when there’s time left on the deal. They would be smart to trade him. For Sean Payton?

  7. He’s top notch, then he got stronger, and he does not have the wear and tear of a full season. I have him as top 7 alongside, and in no order, Cupp, Adams, Jefferies, Hill, Chase, Diggs

  8. rockpiler says:

    January 10, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    “Steroid Boy” has done nothing this season to earn a new contract when there’s time left on the deal. They would be smart to trade him. For Sean Payton?

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    🤦‍♂️ Why do people make stuff up when they dont like someone🤦‍♂️…you can bash his integrity but not his numbers and what he did this yr. In 9 games he had 64 receptions for 717 putting him on pace for roughly 120 receptions and 1500 yards if not for suspension and injury. Now you can say maybe he cant stay healthy but that’s not what you were insinuating.

  9. touchback6 says:
    January 10, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    BB fleeced him on the Chandler Jones trade, too. BB got Joe Thuney, kept Mr. February and NE went on to win 2 more SBs without Jones. Now, Jones and useless is all overpaid in Vegas just stealing money from them, too.
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    The Cards traded Jonathan Cooper and a second round draft pick for Jones. Cooper got hurt during training camp and was placed in IR. When he returned the Pats released him. The second round pick was traded by the Pats to the Saints for a third and a forth rounder. One of those became Thuney. Jones went on to have double digit sacks in five out of six season for the Cards. He also led the league one year in sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times while with the Cards. Please explain how BB fleeced them. It’s so untrue that it’s laughable.

  10. Sounds like they are addressing everything except the one glaring weakness on their team: Kyler Murray.

  11. TheTruth says:
    January 10, 2023 at 6:31 pm
    touchback6 says:
    January 10, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    BB fleeced him on the Chandler Jones trade, too. BB got Joe Thuney, kept Mr. February and NE went on to win 2 more SBs without Jones. Now, Jones and useless is all overpaid in Vegas just stealing money from them, too.
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    The Cards traded Jonathan Cooper and a second round draft pick for Jones. Cooper got hurt during training camp and was placed in IR. When he returned the Pats released him. The second round pick was traded by the Pats to the Saints for a third and a forth rounder. One of those became Thuney. Jones went on to have double digit sacks in five out of six season for the Cards. He also led the league one year in sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times while with the Cards. Please explain how BB fleeced them. It’s so untrue that it’s laughable.

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    Kraft and Belichick had no choice with Jones . The Patriots we’re dealing with a tight end who murdered three people and we’re just made fools of , meanwhile the Patriots where on a playoff bye week before hosting the Chiefs and Jones showed up naked and high on pcp at the Foxboro police station . When he did that there was no way Kraft was giving him huge money – hence the trade to Arizona

  12. IF I read the article right, they could forward some of 2024’s money to 2023 and have him at an average of $25.1 million for the next 2 years. If he won’t agree to that, let him sit and let him watch his bank account get smaller and smaller.

  13. TheTruth says:
    January 10, 2023 at 6:31 pm
    touchback6 says:
    January 10, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    BB fleeced him on the Chandler Jones trade, too. BB got Joe Thuney, kept Mr. February and NE went on to win 2 more SBs without Jones. Now, Jones and useless is all overpaid in Vegas just stealing money from them, too.
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    The Cards traded Jonathan Cooper and a second round draft pick for Jones. Cooper got hurt during training camp and was placed in IR. When he returned the Pats released him. The second round pick was traded by the Pats to the Saints for a third and a forth rounder. One of those became Thuney. Jones went on to have double digit sacks in five out of six season for the Cards. He also led the league one year in sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times while with the Cards. Please explain how BB fleeced them. It’s so untrue that it’s laughable.

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    How did he fleece them? He saved 19 mil per and paid Mr February, added a future HOF LG, and then went to 3 more SBs, winning 2 of them. That’s how. It was an exhibtion on how to allocate salary to a roster and using a dumb franchise for a pick that turned into an All Pro Day 1 starter protecting the middle and Brady’s blind side. Kyler Murray is still running around to his right blowing out ACLs.

    Meanwhile, Arizona’s D got worse and worse the more Jones padded his stats with non-impactul stats and the Pats D wasn’t poisoned by Chandler Jones who only cared about money.

    That’s how.

    Giving Hightower the money, then dealing Jamie Collins, brining in Van Noy, was another genius move in allocation the dollars on the front 7. Oh,he also had Trey Flowers drafted, guy who actually defended the run and helped win ballgames, instead of disappearing late in the year, late in games, and not playing as well vs elite LTs. Every Pats fan worth his salt had this exact same analysis with Chandler Jones. Collecting sacks for paychecks vs mediocre or crap teams isn’t impressive, but that’s Chandler Jones’s career.

    Anything else?

    Holy mackerel. It was one of the great trades in NE history in terms of allocating dollars to the right people, and adding a draft pick to improve another part of the roster at the same time, and that’s not even counting Chandler Jones smoking synethtic weed like a rube which shows horrible judgement.

    Jonathan Cooper? That was a tryout throw in to see if he was worth anything, which of course, he wasn’t. Horrible pick by Arizona, something they’re very used to doing.

    What has Chandler Jones done? Collect sacks in meaningless games vs crappy teams. No one can name one memorable play he’s ever made.

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