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Kyler Murray can expect a new best friend in DeAndre Hopkins


The Arizona Cardinals made a huge splash at the beginning of the week, landing stud wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a rather lopsided trade with the Houston Texans.

Now, Kyler Murray has a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver, and the Cardinals’ receiving corps just got a whole lot better in general.  A trio of Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk is certainly threatening, to say the least.

So, just what can Murray expect to have in Hopkins?

Well, not only will he be throwing to one of the best wide outs in football, but he will also have a new best friend.

This past January, Matt Harmon of Yahoo Sports interviewed Hopkins, who was playing with Deshaun Watson in Houston at the time. When Harmon asked how he has been able to be so productive regardless of who was under center, Hopkins said a key is “being his best friend.”

The relationship between a quarterback and his receivers is certainly important, especially for a young signal-caller like Murray who is still getting his feet wet in the game.

If he can develop a strong bond with Hopkins, it will just make the on-field connection between the two that much more lethal.

Hopkins spent the first seven years of his career with the Texans, making four Pro Bowls and earning three First-Team All-Pro selections along the way. He twice logged over 1,500 yards receiving with the club, and in 2017, he led the NFL with 13 touchdown catches.

This past season, Hopkins hauled in 104 receptions for 1,165 yards and seven scores.