Cardinals will evaluate DeAndre Hopkins’ future in the coming weeks

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The Cardinals have a new General Manager and one of the first things on Monti Ossenfort’s to-do list involves wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Hopkins has been mentioned as a potential trade target for teams looking to upgrade at wideout and moving him would give the Cardinals assets that that they can put toward building next year’s team. There would also be some cap relief, although that number would go up if the team waited to part ways with him until after the 2023 season.

The Cardinals could also try to extend Hopkins’ contract, which would lower his $30.75 million cap hit for the coming season.

At a press conference introducing Ossenfort on Tuesday, Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said that the new G.M. will be evaluating Hopkins’ future with the organization “in the coming weeks.”

Hopkins missed the first six games of the season while serving a suspension and he missed the final two games of the year with a knee injury. He had 64 catches for 717 yards and three touchdowns in the nine games he did play.

11 responses to “Cardinals will evaluate DeAndre Hopkins’ future in the coming weeks

  1. If GM is smart move him and let the rebuild begin. Now if they could only move the Murray contract which will haunt them for years.

  2. The new GM will be very busy for the first few weeks on the job. The decision on hopkins has been made – he wants out and already said goodby on social media.

    I wonder if the new GM will have to tackle the Kugler lawsuit against the old GM with ‘mistaken identity’

  3. They have to keep him. Murray has no other weapons … Hopkins would have had a big year without the suspension but his hunger is also waning until he joins a contender.

  4. Murray is not going anywhere because of his contract and Hopkins and Murray didn’t seem to get along based on sideline demeanor. If the Cards want to cut bait, Hopkins could change what the Rams are able to do offensively much like OBJ did. The Rams should definitely kick the tires if the price is right.

  5. If the Bears cared about Justin Field development, they’d trade for Hopkins. Considering they’re one of the few teams with the cap space to easily eat his salary, he should come cheaper than the wasted 2nd rounder on Claypool.

  6. Albatross contract on a team with new coach, new GM, a rehabbing QB coming off ACL…and missed half the season due to steroids and injury…but yeah…30 million? oh sure…LOL

  7. Brian Meany says: His best days are way behind him

    Avg over 7 catches/game and 80 yds/game last season. If he had played 17 games, would have been 2nd in receptions and 8th in yds with Kyler Murray throwing to him.

  8. If someone trades for him prior to June 1, it would be kinda dumb, but I can see him being cut and getting a short term deal in NE.

  9. If someone trades for him prior to June 1, it would be kinda dumb, but I can see him being cut and getting a short term deal in NE.

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    1. Dhop wants to go to a contender… NE will not contend for at least 5 years

    2. Dhop probably wants a QB with an arm better than most 7th graders… Mac Jones doesnt have that.

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