DeAndre Hopkins Tweets That He Doesn’t Want A Raise, Deletes Tweet Moments Later

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Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins took to social media to announce that he does not want a raise.

This statement comes amid trade discussions that have been circulating around Hopkins for weeks throughout the offseason.

The 30-year-old wide receiver posted the announcement on his Twitter account, stating that he is content with his current contract and does not intend to ask for more money. However, shortly after the tweet was posted, it was deleted from his account, but not before it gained over 3 million views.

Despite Hopkins’ announcement, his contract still remains one a costly one in the league.

He is due to receive $15.09 million in cash this year and $19.45 million in cash next year, making him one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL. This, coupled with the fact that teams were concerned about him asking for a raise once he’s traded, made his trade discussions even more complicated.

The Cardinals have reportedly been seeking at least a second-round pick and more in exchange for Hopkins, but so far, no NFL team has been willing to meet their demands.

Hopkins is widely regarded as one of the best wide receivers in the league and would certainly be a valuable addition to any team. In his last full season with the Cardinals in 2020, he caught 115 passes for 1,407 yards and six touchdowns. Over the course of his career, he has caught 853 passes for 11,298 yards and 71 touchdowns.

The Cardinals, however, have shown no signs of backing down from their asking price for Hopkins. As the NFL Draft approaches, it remains to be seen whether any team will meet their demands and acquire the talented wide receiver. With Hopkins apparently content with his current contract, it may make the trade discussions easier for teams looking to add him to their roster.

In the meantime, Hopkins will continue to prepare for the upcoming season with the Cardinals until his status changes.