JJ Watt voiced some support for DeAndre Hopkins following the surprise news of the Arizona Cardinals cutting the star wide receiver. Last week, the Cardinals announced they were waiving five-time Pro Bowler Hopkins. In Houston, Watt and Hopkins played together for seven seasons.
After the Cardinals traded for Hopkins in 2020, they also landed Watt the following year. Watt, who retired after this past season, believes 30-year-old Hopkins is still a premiere wideout in the game. "Hop still has the best hands in the league," Watt tweeted.
Watt voices support for Hopkins
Early in the offseason, the rumors started circulating that the Cardinals were looking to move on from Hopkins. Since the Cardinals didn't receive much interest from other teams in Hopkins, the general expectation was that they would end up cutting the star wide receiver.
Now that Hopkins is a free agent, he is free to sign wherever he wants. In April, Buffalo Bills star defensive end Von Miller said Hopkins had an interest in joining the Bills. “I talk to Hop all the time and it’s kind of like the same thing with OBJ.
You just never know until you know. Hop said he wanted to be a Buffalo Bill and you never know until you get that DeAndre Hopkins signature on a contract. I’m not sure what the circumstances are or what’s going on with that but I would love to see DeAndre Hopkins be here and I would love to have his skill set on our offense with Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs and Dawson Knox and Gabe Davis," Miller said.
Shortly after the Cardinals waived Hopkins, some Bills players started recruiting Hopkins. Shaq Lawson tweeted: "D hop it’s time for us to get back together." Meanwhile, Dion Dawkins wrote on Twitter: "@DeAndreHopkins there is a spot right next to me in the locker room #YouAlreadyShnow see u soon." It remains to be seen where Hopkins will play in 2023.
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