‘He can’t run anymore’: Deandre Hopkins’ free agency ‘leaves NFL execs divided’ over what the former Cardinals wide receiver has left in the tank … while hiring a new agent amid ties to Bills and Chiefs
- Hopkins signed with Klutch Sports Group to represent him as his new agency
- He was recruited by former Texas teammate Deshaun Watson and others
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Three-time NFL All-Pro wide receiver Deandre Hopkins has hired a new agent as part of his free agency — however, NFL teams don’t appear to be aware of the impact Hopkins may have going forward.
Well-known NFL reporter Albert Breer from Sports Illustrated He recently spoke about conversations he had with several league managers which revealed the mixed feelings in the league towards the soon-to-be 31-year-old.
‘Few. “He can’t run anymore,” a senior executive reportedly texted Breer.
However, another manager expressed a completely different opinion, saying, “He’s still a good player.” Good route runner, big, physical target, capable of throwing a ball in the air. He’s still a threat.’
A third executive, Breer revealed. who worked for an AFC team, expressed much more detailed thoughts on Hopkins centered around the question of whether he was either pro or anti-Hopkins.
NFL executives are said to be at odds over how much FA WR Deandre Hopkins has left in the tank
Hopkins recently signed a deal with Klutch Sports Group to represent him during his stint as a free agent
“Still great hands, he won’t break up, not a big threat but very strong and makes contested catches as well as anyone in the NFL,” the manager said.
“Don’t like practicing – I can’t imagine it getting any better.” And when things aren’t going well, you’ll always be suspicious. Okay, what drama are we gonna get from this guy? When things are great, he’s great. When things go wrong, he shows his true colors a little.
“But he always shows up on game day. He has to go to a team that knows what they’re getting. “One cannot expect an employee who is perfectly present.”
During his final season with Arizona, Hopkins rushed for 717 yards, 64 receptions and 3 touchdowns after playing in just nine games, largely due to a suspension after testing positive for PEDs.
And over the course of his career, Hopkins has been called up to five Pro Bowls and averaged 1,000 or more receiving yards in six seasons.
Hopkins is said to have held talks with the Buffalo Bills and Chiefs, but his reported desire for a $15 million base salary under the contract model the Baltimore Ravens gave Odell Beckham Jr. — despite missing all of last season — could be intimidating.
Sports Illustrated claimed the award had become a hurdle in its talks with the Chiefs, who eventually provided the money allocated to Hopkins for left tackle Donovan Smith, which would certainly make the negotiations difficult to build on if they did it again would try.
Von Miller believes there’s a chance the team could sign DeAndre Hopkins
DeShaun Watson and Hopkins are former Texans teammates and former Clemson players
Hopkins was also in talks with the Kansas City Chiefs, but contract negotiations fell through
Buffalo would also prefer to allow Hopkins an incentive-laden contact with a lower base salary.
He has missed 15 of 34 games over the past two years, having featured in 126 of 128 games in his first eight seasons.
Bill’s pass rusher Von Miller has been very vocal about recruiting Hopkins for Buffalo this offseason, while Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson has also recently tried to get Hopkins to join forces with him.
“All I’m saying is, D-Hop, DeAndre Hopkins would like to be in a place where we have an opportunity to win,” Watson said.
“We’re all checking those boxes, and I think for us to know that and make sure we’re all ticking those boxes on the national stage, we need to go out there and prove it, and I think D-Hop would love to be a part of that.” ” The.’