The Houston Texans rocked the NFL landscape Monday, when they shipped off star receiver DeAndre Hopkins for Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson. The trade also involved the Texans receiving a second-round pick and the Cardinals getting a fourth-round pick.
— NFL (@NFL) March 16, 2020
While the move might seem odd at first glance, but the Texans had their reasons, according to veteran reporter John McClain.
Texans didn’t want to re-do Hopkins contract with three years left.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 16, 2020
Hopkins is owed $14 million in 2020, $15 million in 2021 and $13.9 million in 2022.
The additional should help Texas native Kyler Murray thrive in his second season in the league after the quarterback threw for 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns as a rookie.
The Cardinals, however, finished with a 5-10-1 overall record.
LETS GET RIGHT! @DeAndreHopkins
— Kyler Murray (@K1) March 16, 2020