DeAndre Hopkins’ tenure with the Houston Texans didn’t exactly end on the best terms.
The superstar wideout was the team’s best offensive player not named Deshaun Watson, putting up All-Pro-caliber seasons and being one of the best in the league at his position.
The team still parted ways with him and traded him to the Arizona Cardinals in quite a controversial deal that sparked plenty of criticism, and even he took several shots at the team on social media.
That’s why it’s kind of shocking to see that Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle report that Hopkins could be looking forward to a reunion with the team that drafted him.
DeAndre Hopkins is interested in re-joining the Texans, per @BKubena
Hopkins played for Houston from 2013 to 2019. pic.twitter.com/9yPDRhJe56
— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 1, 2023
The Hopkins trade was arguably the start of the debacle in Houston, but it’s a new era with Nick Caserio as GM and DeMeco Ryans as head coach.
The Texans will also have a new franchise quarterback behind center in C.J. Stroud, and giving him a veteran leader and reliable target like Hopkins would make a lot of sense for him and his development.
Moreover, the Texans could likely give Hopkins more money than other teams, which could be huge for him if he’s looking to capitalize while he still can before walking away from the game.
He’s about to turn 31 and the belief around the league is that he can no longer contribute at the level he used to, which is why no one’s willing to meet the $20 million salary he was due to earn with the Cardinals this season.NEXT: Sauce Gardner Tops An Elite Offseason PFF List