Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins explains why he’s NFL’s best WR over Michael Thomas, Julio Jones
There is an impressive amount of talent at the wide receiver position in the NFL, but one of the clear-cut best receivers in the league is DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals. Hopkins has been named to four Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams over the course of his seven-year career, with no signs of him slowing down anytime soon.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Hopkins, who will suit up for the Cardinals next season, claimed that he was the best overall receiver in the NFL, better than both Julio Jones and Michael Thomas.
“I know I’m the best… [Michael Thomas] know if I Had Drew Brees my whole career what these numbers would be. Julio Jones know if I had Matt Ryan my whole career what these numbers would be.”
Indeed, a quick glance at some of Hopkins’s quarterback compatriots is a who’s-who of washed-up veterans, reclamation projects, and rookies that didn’t pan out. Though current Texans QB DeShaun Watson (a two-time Pro Bowler) has been Hopkins’s quarterback for the highest number of games (37), Hopkins has also caught passes from players such as Tom Savage, T.J. Yates, A.J. McCarron, Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Case Keenum, Matt Schaub, and Brock Osweiler.
Despite all that, Hopkins has racked up 8602 receiving yards (8th among active players), 632 receptions (10th among active players), and 54 receiving touchdowns (11th among active players). As such, there can be no denying the fact that Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the league.