When the Arizona Cardinals released standout wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins during the offseason, it was expected that he would be highly sought after by a number of NFL teams.
He ultimately signed with the Tennessee Titans, a team that badly needed his abilities in its passing game.
However, he admitted that he tried to contact a number of other teams, but to no avail, as none of them got back to him, per Ari Meirov.
He never got a call back from any of them.
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Hopkins has been one of the better players at his position over the years, and he has earned five Pro Bowl nods and three All-Pro First-Team selections in his 10 pro seasons.
His production has dipped a bit over the last couple of years, but he is still a very capable skill player at age 31.
Last season was a disappointment for Tennessee, as they won just seven games and failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Star running back Derrick Henry had a strong bounce-back season with 1,538 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns, but they didn’t have a single player who reached 550 receiving yards.
As a result, they finished 28th in passing touchdowns and last in passing yards.
The hope is that Hopkins will light a spark for aging quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who had a down year in 2022, throwing for just 2,536 yards and 13 touchdowns.
It will be very tough for the Titans to make the playoffs in an absolutely loaded AFC, but they can at least make some progress and set themselves up for some real success in the not-too-distant future.NEXT: Derrick Henry Gets Honest About Current RB Market