DeAndre Hopkins made a big announcement Thursday about his future league life on his social media. The 31-year-old All-Pro wide receiver is considered the top free-agent wide receiver on the market so far in July.
Several preseason playoff contenders, including the New England Patriots, have expressed interest in signing Hopkins this season. Former Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook hopes to team with Hopkins as a candidate this season.
Hopkins is two seasons away from a great 2020 season with over 1,400 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Although he failed to break 1,000 yards in 2021 and 2022, he appeared in a total of 19 games through both seasons. Hopkins injured the MCL in 2021 and was suspended for six games in 2022.
NFL News: DeAndre Hopkins announces retirement date
Hopkins believes he still has plenty of football season left to play. According to a social media post by former 2013 Houston Texans first-round pick Hopkins, stop When he’s playing as a pass catcher for under 1,000 yards:
“I will retire from football when I can no longer be a 1-kilometre receiver. Having said that, last year I was able to run at a pace of 1,400 yards, but it was my first major injury in 11 years. I feel like I’m 37. I might play until
Update: DeAndre Hopkins says ‘I’ll retire from football if I can’t be a 1,000-yard receiver’
“I will retire from football when I can no longer be a 1-kiloyard receiver. Having said that, last year I was able to run 1,400 yards, but that was my first major injury in 11 years. I may play until I’m 37.” unknown… pic.twitter.com/jWyX1mA5cr
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 6, 2023
If you are healthy, it may take a while. Hopkins is a big, wide receiver that is difficult for cornerbacks to defend. There’s a reason the best teams in the NFL want him. He has the potential to beat borderline contenders and lead them to championship winners.
But his price is dangerous. The more Hopkins has more than 30 years left, the more the front office becomes concerned that the knee injury he sustained two seasons ago isn’t normal. Hopkins’ body could eventually prevent him from being a 1,000-yard receiver as a wide receiver.
This season it shouldn’t be a problem.
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