Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins says he lives to devour top CBs
For Houston Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, he always welcomes the challenge of matching up with the NFL’s top cornerbacks. He will get to match up with two of the league’s best defensive backs on Sunday when he goes against the Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback tandem in Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye.
According to staff writer Sarah Barshop of ESPN, Hopkins had a very simple response to what his mentality is when going up against elite defensive backs.
“It’s what I live for,” Hopkins said.
Hopkins leads the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions and leads the Texans with 88 catches for 1,233 yards receiving. These numbers all come with Hopkins working with three different quarterbacks this season: Deshaun Watson, Tom Savage and now T.J. Yates.
According to an article written by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Hopkins said he should be able to do just fine with Yates at quarterback going forward.
“That’s not easy, but that’s how I was raised, to work and come out and don’t make any excuses no matter who’s throwing you the ball because you see other guys, statistically, when their quarterback goes down, whatever they’re doing, their stats go down,” DeAndre Hopkins said. “I can’t be that guy because I’ve had to play with multiple quarterbacks my whole career, so I know how to adjust on the fly.”
The Texans will desperately need the services of Hopkins on Sunday when they travel to take on the Jaguars, who lead the AFC South with a 9-4 record this season.