WATCH: DeAndre Hopkins says he’d ‘love’ to have Eagles QB Jalen Hurts throwing him the ball
The Eagles wide receivers room is pretty loaded at the moment, but I’m sure they’d be able to make room for All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins – if the opportunity ever presented itself.
No, there aren’t any rumors floating around about a possible Hopkins trade, but the Arizona Cardinals WR has made it clear that he’d love to play alongside Eagles QB Jalen Hurts.
On a recent appearance on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast, Hopkins was asked which quarterbacks he’d want throwing him the ball. Bills QB Josh Allen came in first on his list, followed by the Eagles’ own Jalen Hurts.
DeAndre Hopkins on wanting to play with Hurts
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“Jalen Hurts, he’s a Houston kid,” DeAndre Hopkins said. “He’s a dawg.”
Hopkins also mentioned Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, and Justin Herbert as QB’s he’d love to play with.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott also gets mentioned in this clip by one of the hosts. Hopkins doesn’t say anything after his name if brought up, which tells you all you need to know about Dak.
While there was some speculation that DeAndre Hopkins could get traded from Arizona this offseason while they endure a massive rebuild, nothing has come to fruition. Hopkins hasn’t added any fuel to those rumors either, routinely telling interviewers that he’ll likely remain in Arizona. That obviously doesn’t mean it won’t happen, though.
The Cardinals are more than likely going to be one of the worst teams in the NFL this upcoming season. Hopkins, 30, is still in the prime of his career and has never gotten past the divisional round of the postseason.
In the end, it’s very unlikely that Hopkins actually gets traded to Philadelphia any time soon. His $30M cap hit for next season is way out of the Eagles price range and they really don’t need Hopkins’ services. I certainly wouldn’t mind having Hopkins alongside AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith, but it’s a fantasy more than anything.
But hey, if Howie can somehow make it happen, the Eagles will be downright unstoppable next year.
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