DeAndre Hopkins Deletes Response to Texans Owner Who Defended Trading Him

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SJ - October 8, 2020

Everyone in the football world assumed when Bill O'Brien traded DeAndre Hopkins this off-season that it wasn't a popular move with the rest of the Texans front office.  That's not the case.

The move certainly wasn't a popular one with the Texans players.  Following O'Brien's firing Texans chairman Cal McNair defended the decision to trade Hopkins.

According to McNair the move was entirely done for financial reasons.

Hopkins caught wind of McNair's comments and responded with a now deleted tweet.  The Cardinals top receiver clarified some of the facts surrounding his request for a new contract.

If the trade was strictly financial then they could have traded him for more than a washed veteran and a pack of gum.  The Texans wanted Hopkins gone and the Cardinals robbed them blind.

Everything worked out for Hopkins.  He's still the top target on his team and he got a new deal, a two-year, $54.5 million extension.

It turns out the Texans franchise is an even bigger shit show than we all previously thought.

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