DeAndre Hopkins plays down concerns over adjusting with Kyler Murray
DeAndre Hopkins has spent his entire career with the Houston Texans, but he’ll need to get acclimated with the Arizona Cardinals next season. Following his trade to Arizona, Hopkins doesn’t believe there will be any issues adjusting with Kyler Murray.
“We’re meeting up together, just Kyler and I. Working out and going over the offense,” Hopkins said, via the Arizona Daily Independent News Network. “I don’t think it’s going to be something that will be a big problem because we’re professional athletes. I’ve been in the NFL for seven years, played under two different offenses so I’m familiar with offensive changes. I think it will be pretty smooth.”
Once in his career, Hopkins had to adjust to having Brandon Weeden and Brock Osweiler as his quarterbacks, before finally getting Deshaun Watson in 2017. Therefore, getting on the same page as a talented quarterback like Murray shouldn’t be a problem for Hopkins and the Cardinals’ offense.
Over the past three years, Hopkins has solidified himself as one of the premier receivers in the NFL, stringing off three consecutive All-Pro seasons. However, his relationship with Bill O’Brien and the Texans began to deteriorate.
While Hopkins wanted a new, more lucrative deal, O’Brien decided to ship Hopkins to Arizona. Now, the former first-round pick is beginning fresh with the Cardinals in 2020, as he enters his eighth season in the NFL.
As we saw with Odell Beckham Jr. and Baker Mayfield last season, it can be tough to have a talented receiver and a young quarterback get on the same page. Nonetheless, Hopkins thinks it will be smooth sailing for him and Murray with the Cardinals.