No matter what, the Houston Texans will have to open up their check book and pay DeAndre Hopkins a lot of money.
Texans’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins made it clear on Wednesday that he doesn’t want to play for any other NFL team as he continues to wait for his agents to work out a contract extension.
Many people like myself are wondering what Hopkins’ new contract could look like.
Former NFL agent Joel Corry has an idea of what we can expect when it comes to Hopkins’ new deal.
From the Houston Chronicle:
"“Fortunately for Houston, nobody really moved the receiver market in a meaningful way this offseason,” said former NFL agent Joel Corry, who writes about the business of football for CBS Sports. “Hopkins will probably get paid eventually in the same tier as Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas. He may want a little more because of how the Antonio Brown deal came in. There’s usually a trickle-down effect, but nobody really benefited from it at the receiver position during free agency.”"
Ok, so what does Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas’ contracts look like?
I’ll tell you.
Bryant and Thomas are both playing on a five-year, $70 million contract. This means they’re making an average of $14 million a year.
Thomas was handed $35 million guaranteed when he signed and Bryant was given $32 million guaranteed.
Now when it comes to Antonio Brown. He was only given $19 million guaranteed, but he makes $17 million a year. His contract is for four-years, $68 million.
After looking at Thomas, Bryant and Brown’s contracts, my guess is that Hopkins’ new deal will pay him between $15-16 million a year and he’ll likely get around $36 million in guaranteed money.
This would make sense since Hopkins is on the same level as Bryant and Thomas, but isn’t the same dynamic receiver that Brown is.
Comment below and tell us how much money you think Hopkins will earn in his next contract.