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.
— SportsRadio 610 (@SportsRadio610) October 7, 2020
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.
The deleted Hopkins tweet pic.twitter.com/W2rOhW3yjb
— Cody Stoots (@Cody_Stoots) October 7, 2020
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.