NFL Rumors: Some NFL Teams "Believe" Cardinals Could Cut Superstar WR

There have been ongoing reports regarding the future of Arizona Cardinals' wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins.

According to multiple sources, the Cardinals have been trying to trade Hopkins, but they have not been able to find any suitors willing to meet their asking price or take on Hopkins' current contract.

There are even growing rumors that the Cardinals may ultimately release Hopkins, given his age and salary. Hopkins, who is currently 30 years old, is set to earn $19.45 million in cash for the upcoming season.

While the Cardinals have been seeking at least a second-round pick and for the acquiring team to take on Hopkins' full salary cap hit for 2023, it appears that many teams are unwilling to meet these demands. Only one team has been granted permission to speak with Hopkins, but they backed out due to the high price.

If Hopkins were to become available, he would likely generate significant interest from contending teams looking to add a star receiver.

The Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, and New England Patriots have all been mentioned as potential suitors for Hopkins. However, it remains to be seen whether any team will be willing to meet the Cardinals' asking price, or whether Hopkins will need to accept a pay cut on a new deal.

Another team that has been mentioned in connection with Hopkins is the Cleveland Browns. While they were unlikely to give up a day-two pick for Hopkins, they could potentially acquire him at a more cost-effective price on the open market.

This would be an intriguing opportunity for the Browns, as Hopkins and quarterback Deshaun Watson had a successful partnership during their time together in Houston.

Regardless of what happens with Hopkins, it is clear that he remains one of the most talented wide receivers in the NFL and it will be interesting to see where he lands up. Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports