But Texans gave Hopkins on March 21, starting the season 0-4 and removing Bill O’Brien as general manager and coach on Monday.
Wednesday, Texans owner Cal McNair Addressed the shooting Hopkins Trade for O’Brien and Arizona.
Hopkins has three years and 40 million left on his contract, but no money is guaranteed. He has surpassed the extension he signed before the 2017 season.
O’Brien previously said that Hopkins’ desire for more money led him to leave.
Hopkins signed a $ 54.5 million two-year extension with the Cardinals in September. Guaranteed $ 42.75 million.
“We wanted Hopkins on our team, but when you have a right on the left, we’ve made his contract again, so he’s playing in the top five now,” McNair told Sports Radio 610 Wednesday. “The owner left is a big part of the blockchain puzzle. We have an owner quarterback, which we’ve been looking for for years, and each team is trying to find and get what we have. We have a very firm belief that Deshan is our guy. When you look across the league, we pay more than anyone, which is not very close to our list.
“So when Hopkins wanted to do his contract again, that was it Not something we can do. We traded him. We moved him. We transferred him to a team that had room to extend the cap. We transferred him to a group of owners I knew. This is a great right. We transformed him into a team with an amazing and fun offense. I think we did a good job of putting him in a good place. He is a talented, talented guy. We want to get him, but this does not apply financially with all the restrictions we have on operating under the payroll. Couldn’t do it this time. “
Hopkins later responded on Twitter before deleting it.
“Because I am [sic] I think my own agent I can talk On departure of my clients. Kyle [sic] When my customer thanked you after he left you never responded. My client never asked for a new contract. My customer is very happy on AZ btw! ”
Chiefs have somehow found a way to pay their key players, including the receiver Tyrik Hill.
But if the Texans had decided that Hopkins could not sign again, they should have gotten more for him. They only got to run behind David Johnson, 2020 Second Round Exam (Defensive Lineman Rose Blacklock) And 2021 fourth round pick instead of receiver and fourth rounder.
Bills purchased Stephen Dix And 2020 first round selection, 2020 fifth round selection, 2020 sixth round selection and 2021 fourth round selection in exchange for Viking 2020 seventh round selection.
Tops has never made the lowest-earning All-Pro bowler in Pro Bowl in every one of the last three seasons like Hopkins.
Texans have no general manager, no head coach, no Hopkins, no hope for 2020. The only team to overcome the 0-4 start to the playoffs was the 1992 Chargers.