Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins could be part of the housecleaning effort under way and the franchise is considering making the All-Pro available in trade talks, according to reports.
The Score first reported Hopkins, who has a no-trade clause and would have control of his destination, could be on the move in the coming weeks.
NFL trades cannot become official until the first day of the NFL league year in March, but terms are often established in the weeks between the end of the regular season and the Super Bowl. Similar deals have been executed in recent offseasons, including the blockbusters involving wide receiver Davante Adams and quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Matthew Stafford.
Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury on Monday and general manager Steve Keim will not return to focus on his health.
Hopkins, 30, has two years and $34.36 million left on his contract. The report indicates Hopkins would like to renegotiate the deal after the market was reset last spring by Adams and Tyreek Hill, among others.
Teams with known needs for a lead receiver including the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots, franchises with ample salary cap space and draft capital to entice the Cardinals should either team have interest in acquiring Hopkins.
He was acquired from the Houston Texans by Keim in 2020 and caught 17 touchdowns in three seasons with the team. Hopkins missed eight games in 2022. He sat out the first six serving a suspension and missed the final two with a knee injury.
–Field Level Media