The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to sign wide receiverm DeAndre Hopkinsm to a 2-year extension. The contract is worth up to $54.5M, with a $27.5M signing bonus.
At 28, DeAndre Hopkins is now the highest paid non-quarterback in NFL history. Hopkins discussed his own deal, working as his own agent through the process.
The elite receiver is now tied with the Cardinals for the next five seasons, due a total of $94M over the span. Hopkins will earn a league high $18.8M per year through the 2024 season.
Hopkins has been dominant since entering the NFL in 2013. Hopkins has 632 receptions, 8,602 yards, and 54 touchdowns, catching 62% of his passes.
After coming off his fourth career Pro Bowl season and his third straight as an All-Pro, the Cardinals hope the star can help the Arizona offense take a leap.
Hopkins marks a significant upgrade to an offense that was already entering 2020 with high hopes for the 2019 offensive Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray.
As reliable as the receiver has been through the years, the Houston Texans were not willing to pay his asking price, ultimately landing Hopkins in Arizona. Arizona acquired Hopkins and a fourth-round pick, for running back David Johnson and two picks in the off-season and are now extending him. Hopkins agreed to the trade after negotiating contact details with Arizona, and when they would want a deal done.
The Cardinals are now buying all in on Kyler Murray, surrounding him with talent to work with this season, and beyond.