Former Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins won’t be playing anytime soon.
The former Houston star who now plays for the Arizona Cardinals just got suspended for violating the league’s PED policy. Hopkins will miss six games and now explains why the Cardinals traded for Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.
Hopkins had over 8,600 receiving yards during his time in Houston, only behind Andre Johnson, who has just over 13,000 yards to his name. But, of course, everyone remembers how he left in that terrible trade which saw David Johnson come to Houston after his career was all but over after a few seasons.
While some may want to start the “Houston won the Hopkins trade,” let me assure you that won’t be the case here and possibly ever. Hopkins has done as well Brandin Cooks, just only 200 yards behind him in production.
Hopkins has also gone to the playoffs- even if it was an embarrassing defeat.
Both Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals appear to be losers of the DeAndre Hopkins trade.
Arizona did not get the ball to Hopkins in 2021 as much as they did in 2020. Arizona got off to a 7-0 start but never got Hopkins the ball as much as they should.
Meanwhile, Houston, on the other hand gave him away for basically nothing and lost out on a chance to save their franchise from a harrowing tailspin that only the football gods know how the current rebuild will last.
Now this PED suspension will keep him sidelined. Just when Arizona thought things would go well for them, this came out of nowhere.
What will be the new starting point for judging this trade? Will it start from this moment on? That seems to be the most logical step forward- whoever has more success from here on out will finally be declared the winner.