Texans legend Andre Johnson says DeAndre Hopkins is ‘arguably the best in the game’
Last season, the Houston Texans emerged as a serious threat in the AFC after rookie Deshaun Watson finally gave the team a solid contributor at the quarterback position. The Clemson product took the NFL by storm shattering rookie records and providing a lot of hope for the future of the franchise in Houston.
Along with Watson proving to be the real deal before his rookie campaign was cut short by injury, the Texans have one of the best wide receivers in the NFL today. DeAndre Hopkins has been able to put up impressive numbers year in and year out despite the poor quarterback play in Houston. Former Texans star Andre Johnson thinks Hopkins is the best wideout in the game and should take it to another level while paired with Watson, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
“I definitely think he’s arguably the best in the game,” said Johnson of Hopkins. “He finally has a quarterback that’s pretty steady.”
The real question moving forward is whether Watson will be able to bounce back from the knee injury he suffered last season and be the same player in 2018. Although Watson has the team’s brass confident he’ll be able to return to form, there’s no guarantee that’ll be the case.
However, if Watson can get back to it while further building chemistry with Hopkins, the Texans offense could be one to watch once again next season. Hopkins is coming off one of the best seasons of his career in which caught 96 passes for 1,378 yards and a career-high 13 touchdowns.