It has been nearly a month since DeAndre Hopkins was released by the Arizona Cardinals.
Over that time, he has been linked to a few teams around the league and has even taken visits with a pair of teams.
One of those teams even reportedly made him an offer.
Still, he remains one of the most noteworthy free agents in the NFL.
There’s no doubt that Hopkins will find himself a new team before the start of this year’s pre-season action and it would be surprising if the wait for him to sign a new contract took much longer.
Wherever it is that Hopkins ends up, it seems he has lofty expectations for himself.
Today, Hopkins took to Twitter to share a post promising whatever team ends up signing him that he would make the jobs of the rest of the team’s wide receivers easy.
Whoever’s in my future wide receiver group. I promise I will make your job easy.
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) June 20, 2023
While his potential production is the big draw of signing DeAndre Hopkins as he has been one of the NFL’s most productive receivers since he was drafted, his presence making things easier for the receivers around him may actually be a bigger benefit for either of the teams he has worked out for.
The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots both have 2nd-year receivers that didn’t quite live up to expectations in year 1, but could benefit from having a star like Hopkins lining up next to them.
The Patriots’ Tyquan Thornton is probably a better fit with Hopkins than the Titans’ Treylon Burks because he is more of a speed threat while Burks is a big receiver. The Pats also have Juju Smith-Schuster who could work underneath and form an interesting trio with Thronton and Hopkins.
Wherever he goes, DeAndre Hopkins will definitely be getting a lot of attention from opposing defenses.