DeAndre Hopkins trolls ex-team Texans for 2019/2020 playoff collapse
Evidently still peeved about his trade to the Arizona Cardinals, ex-Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins rubbed salt in a wound that’s still fresh.
Look, it’s totally understandable that former superstar wideout DeAndre Hopkins might still be upset about the way he was unceremoniously and surprisingly shipped out of town to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson.
He has every right to feel upset about the way Houston Texans general manager/head coach Bill O’Brien did him dirty after seven years of exemplary service during which he was arguably the best wide receiver in the entire NFL.
But did he have to take such a nasty cheap shot at his old franchise and all of its diehard fans … especially since it’s been nearly four months since his trade away occurred?
Right after the news broke that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had agreed to a monster 10-year contract extension — the richest deal in the history of professional North American sports — Hopkins tweeted out that there were “24 reasons why Mahomes deserves that. 0 Doubts he will win more Super Bowls.”
It’s obviously a direct reference to the fact that the Texans had a 24-point lead on the road over the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round before Mahomes led K.C. on a furious comeback that began in the second quarter.
The Chiefs ended up blowing out the Texans in a 51-31 victory that paved the way on their path to eventual Super Bowl glory.
Hopkins not above roasting his old teammates and fans — and perhaps himself
Anyone who’s that upset by Hopkins’ tweet need only remember that the wideout was still a member of the Texans during that game, so he’s perhaps poking as much fun at himself as he is his former teammates, coaches, and fans.
Though it’s easy to theorize that the majority of his ire is probably reserved still for O’Brien, who he has beefed with occasionally in veiled comments and critiques since the trade went public.
Houston will turn to a combination of Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills, Keke Coutee, and Randall Cobb to replace Hopkins’ massive production at wideout in 2020.
Hopkins, meanwhile, is set to join an exciting offense of his own in Arizona with Kyler Murray at quarterback and fellow wideouts Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella, and Hakeem Butler as his running mates.