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Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins says he and Deshaun Watson can be ‘the best in this league’

Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins

The Houston Texans have one of the most productive wide receivers in the entire league over the last couple of years in DeAndre Hopkins. And when he was healthy during his rookie year, Deshaun Watson also showed how much potential he has as a quarterback. In the limited time they played together last season, they provided some fireworks offensively.

Hopkins is confident that he and Watson are capable of being the very best at their respective positions, and they will be looking to prove it this season:

“Honestly, I feel like I set the standard high for myself and him, so I think we can be the best in this league,” Hopkins said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “I think he can be the best quarterback. I know I can be the best wide receiver. That’s our mindset coming into the season.”

Despite being without Watson for over half the year, Hopkins still had another brilliant year as he finished with 1,378 yards and a league-leading 13 touchdowns. He’s also a couple of years removed from finishing No. 3 in receiving yards with 1,521 in 2015 and also added 11 touchdowns.

As for Watson, he’s still working his way back from the torn ACL which shortened his promising rookie year. Despite playing just seven games, he still finished with 1,699 yards with 19 touchdowns. He had a brilliant performance in his final game of the season against Seattle as he went for 402 yards and four TDs. Hopkins was the recipient of 224 of those yards with a touchdown.

If Watson can stay healthy and connect with Hopkins like they did in that Seahawks game this season, they would go a long way toward accomplishing Hopkins’ goals for the two of them.