DeAndre Hopkins, per report on cardinal one contract extension

DeAndre Hopkins and the Arizona Cardinals are closing in on a contract extension, According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport noted that the star receiver produced the deal on his own. Hopkins, who traded from Houston to Arizona during progeny, had three years left on a five-year, $ 81 million contract. According to Over the Cap, Hopkins currently ranks eighth among the league’s highest-paid receivables, in terms of annual salary. Atlanta’s Julio Jones, currently $ 22 million a year, is currently the league’s highest-paid receiver.

Other receivers of Hopkin (who make $ 16.2 million) on an annual basis include Amari Cooper ($ 20 million annually), Michael Thomas ($ 19.25 million), AJ Green ($ 18.17 million), Tire Hill ($ 18 million) Huh. Odell Beckham Jr. ($ 18 million), Mike Evans ($ 16.5 million), Brandin Cook ($ 16.00 million), and Adam Thielen ($ 16.2 million). Hopkins’ new deal will likely increase significantly on an annual basis.

The 28-year-old Hopkins has made All-Pro in each of the last three seasons. During his seven seasons in Houston, the former first-round pick caught 632 passes for 8,602 yards and 54 touchdowns. He led the NFL in 2017 with 13 touchdown receptions, playing alongside Texas quarterback Deshawn Watson. Last fall, Hopkins caught 104 of 150 targets for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns and helped the Texas advance to the AFC Divisional Round.

Hopkins will now look to build a rapport with last year’s NFL offensive rookie with Cardinal quarterback Kylar Murray. He is also enjoying the opportunity to work with future Hall of Fame receiver, Larry FitzGerald.

“It’s very refreshing to be able to teach you and play with you too,” Hopkins said of FitzGerald through Sports Illustrated’s Mason Kern. “Apparently, I had (former wide receiver) Andre Johnson with Texas for two years, but another hall-of-fame receiver is also fantastic. I guess I wouldn’t ask for it any other way.” Going into my eighth year, considered a vet, but apparently Larry is almost double that. And knowledge beats nothing. He is already teaching me stuff from day one. Just looking at him, look at how he is still competing at his age. Sprint, just working, is very motivating for itself.

“I have nothing but respect for Larry since I started playing football, because I knew I wanted to be a receiver and before that. I have a lot of respect for Larry and the way he is on the field. But not only handles myself, but off the field. And that’s a guy I saw, someone I called when I had contract issues with my previous team and gave me a lot of advice. And I Heard that advice and obviously, it pushed me forward. Help me in my career and I’m right there. ”