Well, Steve Keim is certainly going all in with Kyler Murray’s rookie contract.
According to Adam Schefter the Arizona Cardinals are trading for All Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Texans are trading DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
Framework of trade still being finalized, sources tell ESPN:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
Cardinals get DeAndre Hopkins and a late-round pick.
Texans get David Johnson and a second-round pick.
Other picks involved, but Hopkins wanted a new deal that Arizona can provide.
As this updates you still feel really good about the Cardinals end of the deal.
Cardinals get: WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 4th-round pick.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
Texans get: RB David Johnson, a second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
Hopkins is a soon to be 28 year old three time All Pro wide receiver that has three years left on his current contract, with salary hits of $12.5 million, $13.5 million and $13.915 million over the next three seasons.
He is looking for an extension, something the Cardinals are definitely aware of.
Hopkins numbers the last three seasons where he has been an All Pro:
2017 - 96 catches 1,378 yards 13 touchdowns
2018 - 115 catches 1,572 yards 11 touchdowns
2019 - 104 catches 1,165 yards 7 touchdowns
This is a huge coup for the Cardinals and Steve Keim.