When the Houston Texans traded their best player in DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals last month, it sent shockwaves throughout the NFL. While it was something most didn't expect, the decision to move him seemed to be a financial one.
With Hopkins seeking a new deal and the Texans in desperate need of cap space to fill a slew of positional needs down the line, the star wide receiver suddenly found himself in a new uniform.
If the decision to trade him was viewed as bad, then the return value that the Texans got for him was a nightmare. Houston got David Johnson, an aging and recently ineffective running back, plus a second-round pick, in essence.
Fellow teammates have seemed equally upset and bewildered by the move, and that includes Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills. The veteran wideout, acquired from Miami last season, let it be known in Instagram comments that he wasn't happy and hoped Hopkins could make a return somehow.
Hopkins has three years left on his contract, but has no guaranteed money left. Plus, by today's standards, Hopkins is grossly underpaid, and is rightfully seeking a new deal. You have to presume Arizona didn't trade for him to not give him what the Texans failed to.
While its a real long shot that Hopkins ever ends up back in Houston, it's still interesting to see how open his former teammates are about their displeasure with the trade.
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