Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins deletes spicy tweet needling Texans for trade
The Texans, who fired general manager and head coach Bill O’Brien this week, shockingly traded Hopkins to the Cardinals in the offseason despite the superstar wideout never asking for a trade or a new contract.
According to Hopkins’ deleted tweet, the Pro Bowler asked for a minor raise.
The deleted Hopkins tweet pic.twitter.com/W2rOhW3yjb
— Cody Stoots (@Cody_Stoots) October 7, 2020
The Cardinals clearly won the DeAndre Hopkins trade. They now have one of the best players in the NFL next to young quarterback Kyler Murray, while the Texans got a washed-up David Johnson.
Houston is 0-4 on the season and parted ways with O’Brien, who reportedly didn’t have a good relationship with Hopkins. Arizona, meanwhile, is 2-2 but has lost two straight games after starting the campaign 2-0.
In his first four games with the Cardinals, Hopkins has caught 39 balls from Murray for 397 yards and one touchdown. Arizona defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 and the Washington Football Team in Week 2, but Hopkins and Co. fell to the Detriot Lions in Week 3 and the Carolina Panthers in Week 4.
The Cardinals will look to get back in the win column in Week 5 when they take on the lowly New York Jets, who will be starting Joe Flacco since Sam Darnold is hurt.