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Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins says you don’t make back-to-back All-Pro ‘sitting at home chilling’

DeAndre Hopkins

Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins is undeniably great. Last year was his most dominant, as he ended with 1,572 yards and eleven touchdown catches.

Hopkins is unguardable in one-on-one coverage, and is the go-to guy for quarterback Deshaun Watson in every part of the field.

Hopkins let everyone know that that level of play doesn’t come along by accident:

“I do a lot of little things because I know someone else is trying to come take my position and trying to come take that title, making first-team All-Pro is not something that you can do back-to-back if you’re just sitting at home chilling.” Hopkins said to Mark Lane of Texans Wire.

Without Hopkins, the Houston offense becomes defunct. The former Clemson Tiger was targeted 163 times, behind only four other receivers. A whopping 31.6% of the team targets in the red zone went Hopkins way. Deshaun Watson clearly leans on Hopkins, and the receiver’s stats show that.

The Texans are playing the AFC South, where every team is a playoff hopeful. While Houston won the division last year, they’re not even considered in the top two for the upcoming season. Both the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars are touted as playoff squads, while the Tennessee Titans are the long shot of the four.

Hopkins has already proven himself as one of the top players in football. There’s nothing more he can do to help Houston out. The All-Pro is a terrific player, but he can’t carry the team on his own.

If the Texans can come together, they have one of the best players in all of football to help them out.