The Arizona Cardinals almost put together a really interesting group of pass catchers for the 2022 season.
They already had DeAndre Hopkins, Zach Ertz, and Rondale Moore.
Then they reunited Marquise Brown with Kyler Murray.
Unfortunately, they only got 1 game together because of a combination of injuries and suspensions.
Now it looks like we’ll never get to see this group at it’s best as the Cardinals are planning to trade Hopkins.
Today, Cardinals reporter Mike Jurecki revealed that their asking price for Hopkins is a 2nd round pick and either another conditional pick or a player.
Per source the Cardinals do have parameters to trade DeAndre Hopkins more likely after free agency starts. As reported second round pick and conditional pick or player.
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) March 7, 2023
With the reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are sticking with their current group of pass catchers, there is one les potential suitor out there for Hopkins. However, he should still draw plenty of interest.
A 2nd round pick and another conditional pick is a steal for any team that is trying to compete right now.
DeAndre Hopkins only played 9 games last season, but in those 9 games, he was on pace for 1355 yards despite playing 3 of those games with Colt McCoy and Trace McSorley under center.
He may not get the same attention he did earlier in his career, but Hopkins has proven that he is still an elite wide receiver.
There are plenty of teams that would benefit greatly from adding him. The Cowboys could have used another dependable receiver when their offense stalled against the 49ers in the playoffs.
The Giants’ wide receiver corps was a mess last season and they could be in the market for a top option at the position after finally cutting ties with Kenny Golladay and his awful contract.
The Green Bay Packers haven’t been able to replace Davante Adams, will have a lot of cap space available when they trade Aaron Rodgers, and could use a WR1 to make things easier for Jordan in his first year as an NFL starter.
The Cleveland Browns could use some better options for Deshaun Watson to throw to as they hope that his first few games with the team were an anomaly.
The Ravens have needed a WR1 for a while, but have bigger issues to deal with right now.
At this asking price, the Arizona Cardinals should have no problem finding a trade partner for DeAndre Hopkins.