DeAndre Hopkins Next NFL Team Odds: Bills & Chiefs Favored to Land Star Receiver Ahead of the 2023 Season
The Arizona Cardinals have decided to part ways with DeAndre Hopkins after trying to sign and trade the star wide receiver for months, but no team wanted to take on his salary. There were a lot of rumors of Hopkins being traded around the NFL draft, but nothing happened. The Cardinals cut him for cap reasons and now he’s been linked with multiple different teams to try and improve their passing game and help out in the receiving corps. The options are mostly contenders, but he has a few different places he could end up.
Where will DeAndre Hopkins Play in 2023
|Kansas City Chiefs||+400|
|New York Jets||+700|
|New England Patriots||+900|
There are a handful of teams that Hopkins has been linked to, so here’s the top teams that have a chance of going after him. They are all Super Bowl contenders, or at the very least, teams that can compete and contend in the playoffs. The question remains on if Hopkins is open to taking less money for a contender because he might have to, but he had a giant contract with Arizona and it might hard for him to negotiate down.
Buffalo Bills (+300):
The most talked about team surrounding Hopkins has been the Buffalo Bills. The Bills are in need of trying anything to revamp their offense after not playing well to end the season against the Cincinnati Bengals in a home divisional game. Hopkins would help a ton because it adds another dimension to their offense in their receiving corps. He’d join Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis to make a dynamic receiving corps, but it’s still a question on if the Bills can pay him enough money. If they can, Josh Allen, would thrive with Hopkins.
Kansas City Chiefs (+400):
The Chiefs are right behind the Bills in trying to add Hopkins because both teams talked to the Cardinals about trade offers. The Chiefs really only have Travis Kelce as a dynamic receiving option, and adding Hopkins would be massive for the defending Super Bowl Champions. The Chiefs are also motivated to add Hopkins to try and keep him away from Buffalo because the two teams are big contenders in the AFC. Hopkins would be massive for the Chiefs to pickup as a new target for Patrick Mahomes to throw to, but it’s a question on if the Chiefs can pay him.
Baltimore Ravens (+650):
The Ravens are interested in Hopkins to try and help Lamar Jackson out as much as possible. They just signed Lamar Jackson to a new massive deal and are trying anything to make him happy. They have a new offensive coordinator and also added Odell Beckham Jr. to try and help him as well. Expect Hopkins to look at the Ravens because of Jackson but the question is if they can pay him what he wants, especially after the massive contract Jackson just got. Hopkins would be the perfect get to make Jackson even more happy and show the Ravens want to be different.
New York Jets (+700):
The Jets are looking to make even more of a splash since they signed Aaron Rodgers and Hopkins would be that. The Jets tried to make Rodgers feel more at home with the signing of Allen Lazard too, but Hopkins would be one of the best targets that Rodgers has ever thrown too. The Jets are reportedly not in on the DeAndre Hopkins sweepstakes, but still there’s a fit there if they can make it work because Hopkins would instantly be the best receiver on the team next to Garrett Wilson who won Offensive Rookie of the Year. Hopkins would fit in well if the Jets reverse course on him.
New England Patriots (+900):
The Patriots genuinely need a standout receiver and Hopkins fits that very well. The Patriots were talked about as another trade possibility when the Cardinals were shopping him around the draft. Hopkins would be a clear upgrade over anything New England has in the receiving corps. He’s better than Kendrick Bourne, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and DeVante Parker and would be great for Mac Jones to utilize. New England makes sense on paper personnel-wise, but the issue is who the Patriots have at offensive coordinator. They just hired Bill O’Brien and Hopkins and him didn’t ever get along and it seems like the bridge was permanently burned after O’Brien traded Hopkins for little to nothing from Houston to Arizona.