The Arizona Cardinals officially announced the trade that will bring All Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the desert.
From the team:
Pending the passing of physicals by both players, Arizona would acquire wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round selection (131st overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft from the Houston Texans in exchange for running back David Johnson, Arizona’s second-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft (40th overall) and fourth-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Below are some of the key highlights from Hopkins’ (6-1, 212) seven-year NFL career:
· A four-time Pro Bowl (2015; 2017-19) and three-time first-team All-Pro (2017-19) selection, Hopkins has 632 receptions for 8,602 yards (13.6-yard avg.) and 54 TDs while starting all 110 regular season games he has played in during his first seven NFL seasons.
· Since entering the league as a first-round selection (27th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft, Hopkins ranks third in the NFL in receptions, third in receiving yards and second in TD receptions.
· Hopkins is one of just four NFL players named first-team All-Pro each of the last three seasons (2017-19).
· Hopkins is one of just three players in NFL history with at least 600 receptions, 8,500 yards and 50 TDs in his first seven seasons, joining Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison and 2020 Hall of Fame finalist Torry Holt.
· In NFL history, only Harrison (665) had more receptions in his first seven NFL seasons than Hopkins (632).
· Over the last three seasons (2017-19), his 487 total targets and 31 TD receptions lead the NFL. In that same span, he ranks second in the NFL in receptions (315), third in receiving yards (4,115), third in first down receptions (218) and third in receptions of 25+ yards (41).
· In 2019, Hopkins had 104 receptions for 1,165 yards and seven TDs; for the third straight year he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named first-team All-Pro.
· He is the only active player in the NFL to have at least 100 receptions, 1,500 receiving yards and 11 TD receptions in multiple seasons (2015; 2018). Only three other players in NFL history (Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison and Brandon Marshall) have accomplished that feat.