DeAndre Hopkins speaks out on chemistry brewing with QB Kyler Murray
Sunday’s game which pitted the Arizona Cardinals against Super Bowl LIV finalist San Francisco 49ers saw just how dangerous a Kyler Murray-DeAndre Hopkins connection can be. The Cardinals managed to pull off an upset via a close 24-20 win against the 49ers.
The four-time Pro Bowl wideout bared Murray’s impact on his own performance during their opening game:
“Kyler kept giving me the ball, kept feeding me, and we kept making plays . . . After what you guys saw today, the sky’s the limit on what this team can do,” Hopkins said, via the team’s website.
Upon his relocation to his new team, high expectations were immediately set on the 28-year old to bring the Cardinals back to relevance. Hopkins was able to make a roaring debut in his first game with the team especially against a contender like the 49ers. He set a career-high by catching 14 passes from quarterback Kyler Murray for 151 yards.
The 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year also balled out with 230 passing yards on 26 out of 40 attempted passes, along with a scored rushing touchdown. He also found other contributors in running backs Chase Edmonds and Kenyan Drake who both scored a touchdown of their own.
Not long after his arrival in Arizona, Hopkins went on to sign a lucrative two-year, $54.5 million contract extension which ties him with the team through the 2024 season. The All-Pro wideout showed in their opening game that he was worth all the big bucks that the front office recently handed to him.
Indeed, this is only the beginning of a promising partnership between Hopkins and Murray for the Cardinals moving forward.