One of the top suitors for DeAndre Hopkins is seemingly off the board.
Who’s Seemingly Out of the DeAndre Hopkins Sweepstakes?
While rumors were swirling of New England Patriots coach and GM, Bill Belichick looking to possibly swing for the fence and give QB, Mac Jones a top wideout coupled with former All-Pro WR, DeAndre Hopkins requesting a trade out of Arizona…it appears as if those rumors are completely dissolved.
Earlier today it was announced that the Patriots were hiring former Alabama Offensive Coordinator, Bill O’Brien for the same position he held with the club back in 2011. While O’Brien will reunite with fellow Crimson Tide member, Mac Jones in New England, it doesn’t appear as if he’ll be manning up an offense with one of his former star players.
O’Brien was the Head Coach of the Houston Texans from 2014 through 2020 while Hopkins was drafted by the club the year before O’Brien’s arrival. According to many reports, including a quote from Hopkins himself, he and O’Brien didn’t meet eye-to-eye during the pair’s time in Houston.
Boston Globe writer, Ben Volin noted past comments by Hopkins, who claimed he and O’Brien had ‘no relationship’ during O’Brien’s tenure as Texans’ Head Coach.
Have a hard time seeing DeAndre Hopkins coming to New England given his contract ($19.45m in 2023 + no trade clause) and past relationship with Bill O’Brien pic.twitter.com/nWZ9WckEr0
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) January 24, 2023
What’s Next for DeAndre Hopkins?
While the Patriots are seemingly out of the mix for Hopkins, several other teams are interested in acquiring the former All-Pro wideout’s services.
According to Sports Betting Dime, here are oddsmakers favorites to be Hopkins’ next team, should he depart Arizona, this off-season:
- Green Bay Packers: +350
- New England Patriots: +450 (pre-Bill O’Brien hire)
- Kansas City Chiefs: +500
- New York Giants: +750
- Chicago Bears: +1000
- Dallas Cowboys: +1400
- Baltimore Ravens: +1400
- Los Angeles Chargers: +1500
- Jacksonville Jaguars: +1500
- Cleveland Browns: +1500
- San Francisco 49ers: +1800
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +2000
DeAndre Hopkins Career Stats
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