Arizona Cardinals wide receiver All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins shot his former team while congratulating Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes on his new record contract.
“24 reasons why Mahomes deserves this. 0 Doubt he will win more Super Bowls, “Hopkins wrote on Twitter.
Hopkins, who was traded from the Houston Texans to the Cardinals earlier in the offseason, was referring to last year’s Texans divisional round loss to the Chiefs, which came after the Texans took a lead of 24-0.
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Earlier in the offseason, Hopkins told Sports Illustrated that he had “no relationship” with head coach Bill O’Brien during their six years together. He also defended himself against the anonymous criticisms that were made after being traded to the Cardinals.
Hopkins, who claims he was not surprised by the exchange, said he received a phone call from O’Brien to tell him that he had been traded. Hopkins got the call while working with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones in Los Angeles.
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“There was no relationship,” Hopkins told O’Brien magazine. “Make sure you put that in there. There is not much to say. ”
By “asking for a small raise,” Hopkins knew that it would generate interest in O’Brien to shop for it.
“This is the result I wanted,” said Hopkins.
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Hopkins, a receiver of the All-Pro team for three consecutive seasons, received 104 receptions for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019. Now he will transition from Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to “air raid offensive From offensive guru Kliff Kingsbury. and second-year quarterback Kyler Murray.