The Cardinals are sending Johnson and a second-round pick to Houston for Hopkins and a fourth-rounder. It's quite striking that the Texans couldn't land a first-round selection for a four-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro, and a receiver who is arguably the best in the game.
And just like that, the Cardinals cleared up their muddled running back picture and obtained the No. 1 receiver general manager Steve Keim and coach Kliff Kingsbury said they needed for their offense.
The Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans struck a blockbuster deal on Monday afternoon, agreeing to a trade involving David Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. I repeat: The Houston Texans have actually agreed to trade DeAndre Hopkins. Obviously, the main takeaway is that Hopkins will now get the contract extension he wanted, as he joins forces with Rookie of the Year QB Kyler Murray.
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Now in his fourth year as a Houston resident, 31-year-old Rockets guard Eric Gordon reacted with comparable shock to any other local fans. He should be an early favorite to win Most Improved Player next year. He registered 104 receptions for 1,165 yards with seven touchdowns through 15 starts last season.