We’re still months away from the start of the NFL season, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t seen plenty of action yet.
Signings, transactions, and the upcoming NFL Draft will make for a very interesting offseason, to say the least.
One of the biggest names that are likely to be on the move is DeAndre Hopkins, who’s reportedly ready to move on from the Arizona Cardinals.
Nonetheless, the team isn’t just going to give their superstar wideout away, as NFL insider Dov Kleiman reports that they’ve set a hefty asking price for his services.
According to Kleiman, the Cardinals would only consider trading the Clemson product for a package similar to what the Carolina Panthers got for Christian McCaffrey last season, meaning they want at least one second-round pick, one third-round pick, one fourth-round pick, and one fifth-round pick.
Price: The Cardinals have reportedly been asking for a 2nd round pick and more for DeAndre Hopkins.
Something like a "Christian McCaffrey" package. pic.twitter.com/ELjXBRCYaN
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 27, 2023
Notably, though, it’s hard to envision any team meeting such a high price for a 30-year-old wide receiver as great as Hopkins is.
Multiple teams could benefit from trading for Hopkins, one of the most dominant wideouts in the league.
He’s been linked to the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and even New York Giants, but again, it’s hard to think any of these teams will give up that much for him.
Next season will likely be a transition campaign in the desert, so there’s not much point in holding on to a star veteran like Hopkins.
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