Most Likely Trade Destinations for DeAndre Hopkins
Reports surfaced on Monday that NFL teams believe Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins may be available in a trade.
One of the premier wideouts in the NFL, since he was drafted in 2013, Hopkins is third among all players with 8,602 receiving yards and second with 54 touchdowns. Any offense would immediately get a boost from bringing in Hopkins.
With that in mind, here are three of the most likely destinations if he does get traded.
1. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills have not been shy about trying to surround Josh Allen with talent, bringing in multiple free agent wideouts and spending a high draft pick on a running back in 2019. Wide receivers don't get much more talented than Hopkins, and adding him would give Allen a true No. 1 wideout to target while freeing up John Brown to do even more downfield work.
2. Las Vegas Raiders
It wasn't too long ago that the then-Oakland Raiders decided it was better to trade away a star wide receiver, shipping Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys. Hopkins has more years left on his deal than Cooper did when he was traded, and he's also posted superior numbers through his NFL career. The Raiders clearly have a need at wideout, as they didn't have anyone at the position rack up even 700 yards in 2019, and Hopkins is the kind of receiver capable of single-handedly elevating a passing attack.
3. Denver Broncos
Courtland Sutton is quickly developing into an excellent receiver for the Denver Broncos, but beyond him the Broncos don't return a single wide receiver that topped 300 receiving yards in 2019. Hopkins and Sutton would be one of the most dangerous WR duos in the NFL, and that kind of a supporting cast could really help unleash Drew Lock's full potential for years to come.
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