DeAndre Hopkins is considered one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, and with his release from the Arizona Cardinals, it looks like he could be on the move. Teams around the league have already started to inquire about Hopkins, with the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs emerging as potential suitors. While there’s no guarantee which team will ultimately sign him, it’s clear that Hopkins is “open for business”.
While Hopkins brings a wealth of talent and skill to any offense, teams will be wary of his contract demands. The wide receiver has been vocal about his salary desires, and given that he’s the one of the best players at his position, he won’t come cheap. As a result, teams will need to do some creative accounting to ensure they can bring Hopkins onto their squad without exceeding their salary cap limit.
One way teams can make room for Hopkins is by restructuring existing contracts or releasing other players. With Hopkins being an elite talent, teams may be willing to take on some short-term salary pain if it means they can land one of the league’s best receivers. It will also help if hopkins is willing to take a pay cut, although that may prove difficult considering he’s still in the prime of his career.
Whether or not Hopkins does actually sign with either of the two teams that have expressed interest in him remains to be seen. What is certain, however, is that Hopkins is now officially on the open market. His future team will need to do some financial maneuvering if they hope to acquire his services, but with teams in need of a reliable and talented receiver, it seems likely that Hopkins will end up with a new home sooner rather than later.