The Buffalo Bills are in hot pursuit of adding free agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to their offense. However, three executives from around the NFL with knowledge of what Hopkins wants in his next contract believe the Bills don't have enough salary-cap space to accommodate Hopkins, reports The Athletic's Tim Graham.
It is a crushing blow to Bills fans who want to see Hopkins paired with Stefon Diggs out wide. The Bills already have a very talented offense with Josh Allen at the helm, and the duo of Hopkins and Diggs would arguably be the best WR duo in the entire NFL. It does not hurt the Bills chances of making a run at the Super Bowl this year, however adding Hopkins would make their passing offense almost impossible to stop.
It is an interesting update in the DeAndre Hopkins saga; the question now remains if any team in the NFL will be willing to pay the 30-year-old wide receiver what he wants. He is without a doubt one of the best pass-catching talents in the NFL, but giving an excess amount of money to an aging wide receiver does not usually work out.
In the end, Hopkins might just have to accept that he can't get the contract he wants at his age. Joining the Bills would probably be his best chance at winning a Super Bowl and is certainly a maneuver worthy of a pay cut. Now it will just be up to DeAndre Hopkins and whether or not he can prioritize winning over championships.