After being released from the Arizona Cardinals, DeAndre Hopkins is looking for his next NFL franchise. From a suitors perspective, the Buffalo Bills emerged as an interesting opportunity for Hopkins.
In fact, many around the league believe Buffalo is ‘hunting’ over Hopkins’ winners, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. As they struggle to make the playoffs, some believe Hopkins could be the final piece to the team’s success.
“The feeling from some people in the league is that the bills are hidden here,” Fowler said. “Hopkins could be the missing piece for a solid offense in the Championship window and the idea of playing alongside Josh Allen will appeal.”
If the Bills do indeed pursue Hopkins, there will be some road controversy. His potential contract could force Buffalo to move some numbers wisely.
“But if he wants about $19.45 million more than the $19.45 million he was due in Arizona, he could be a starter for the Bills with $2.4 million in cap space,” Fowler continued. Buffalo will need a good deal to get Hopkins on the books.
If the Bills can figure out the financial side of things, Hopkins will be a great addition to the team’s offense. Buffalo has Diggs as the WR1 and Gabe Davis as the secondary. However, beyond that, the Bills lack WR depth.
Allen and the Bills give DeAndre Hopkins a proven commodity at wide receiver. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro, catching 853 passes for 11,298 yards and 71 touchdowns.
Hopkins is sure to have plenty of suitors in the market. As he searches for his next team, the Bills set their sights on a star WR.