NFL Rumors: Parameters of Potential DeAndre Hopkins Trade Revealed

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins' brief tenure with the Arizona Cardinals appears to be coming to an end. Arizona Football Daily's Mike Jurecki reports the team has the parameters of a trade in place for Hopkins and is likely to execute the transaction once free agency begins.

The Cardinals apparently expect to land a second-round pick and a conditional pick or player, a kingly sum for a wide receiver set to turn 31 years old in June and coming off of two straight seasons finishing with 750 or fewer yards. Those are basically the terms that landed Hopkins on the Cardinals back in 2020: the Cardinals sent the Houston Texans a second-round pick along with running back David Johnson. The two teams also swapped fourth-round picks.

Given Hopkins was wrapping up three-consecutive All-Pro seasons when the Texans traded him, it's hard to believe the Cardinals would be able to land similar value. He has managed respectable averages of 67.8 receiving yards per game and 8.1 yards per target since 2021, but he sports a massive $19.45 million salary for the 2023 season and is hardly the star he once was. Still, his status and profile in the league apparently remain very high. No other wide receiver available this offseason would likely generate as much excitement for a fan base. Evidently, that's worth something.

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