April 14, 2024

Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Cleveland – Could It Be?

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CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT ODDS THE BROWNS HAVE TO GET DEANDRE HOPKINS!!!

There’s no such thing as being too good of a football team. Yes, here in Cleveland while the Browns certainly show some promise this coming year, there is always room for improvement. Even after the team had a very successful draft.

Well, the news broke this past week that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was released by the Arizona Cardinals.

Via Pro Football Talk – “As one source explained it to PFT on Saturday morning, Hopkins currently expects to secure a significant contract on the open market. The problem, however, is that no one wanted to trade for his prior deal, which paid less than $20 million this year.

Basically, Hopkins’ contract was like myself and women. No one wanted anything to do with it. That is why the Cardinals ended up biting the bullet and released him. That squad will have to pay the back end of his deal regardless of him being on a different team.

What’s interesting is Browns quarterback DeShaun Watson played a total of 38 games with DeAndre Hopkins (2017-19).

Via CLE Dot Com: In 2018, their first full season together, Hopkins finished third in the NFL with 115 receptions, and second with 1,572 yards. He also caught 11 touchdown passes en route to his second first-team All-Pro selection. In their final year together in 2019 before Hopkins was traded to the Cardinals, Hopkins caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards and seven TDs and was voted this third straight Pro Bowl.

It’s certainly more likely that another team with more cap room and didn’t just draft and sign for wide receivers in this past year’s draft/offseason will sign the free agent. It’s Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee who was the wide receiver drafted in the 3rd round and WR Marquise Goodwin that was the wideout signed.

However, crazier things have happened and the fact that Hopkins has played with Watson, turning 31, will definitely give the Browns a bit of leverage in these stakes.

This is the Browns wideout depth chart as currently shown on ESPN:

Thus, it’s a full house here in Cleveland and if the Hopkins signing were to occur, obviously other(s) would have to go before the season begins.

The way this works out is if Watson is able to make a couple of phone calls to his previous counterpart from back in the day and be extremely convincing as to why the Cleveland Browns are a great destination. A reconciliation of sorts is the only way it makes sense and even then Hopkins may seek to play elsewhere.

Well, it’s a waiting game…

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT ODDS THE BROWNS HAVE TO GET DEANDRE HOPKINS!!!

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