Few trades have been as controversial as the Houston Texans’ decision to send all-world wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for running back David Johnson and a second-round draft pick.
On Thanksgiving, Hopkins decided to remind his former team what they’re missing, while they face the Detroit Lions on national television. On Twitter, he offered his Thanksgiving thanks to the Cardinals for “believing in him enough” to trade for him.
“I’m thankful for the @AZCardinals believing in me enough to trade me for a 2nd rounder,” Hopkins said. His dig at the Texans did not go unnoticed.
“They will make a 30 for 30 on this trade one day,” one fan wrote. “Worst trade EVER! (By the Texans)”
They will make a 30 for 30 on this trade one day. Worst trade EVER! (By the Texans)
— Michael Speakman (@MichaelSpeakm20) November 26, 2020
It’s no secret that DeAndre Hopkins is having a ball as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. He’s leading the league in receiving yards while enjoying some of the best numbers of his career. 72 catches for 912 yards and four touchdowns isn’t bad for the first 10 games.
His Hail Mary game-winning touchdown grab against Buffalo might go down as the best regular season play of the year.
Above all: He’s on pace to return to the playoffs, unlike the team he’s left behind. The Houston Texans have since fired head coach and GM Bill O’Brien, who orchestrated the trade in the first place.
Hopkins and the Cardinals made off like bandits in their trade with this trade. They have a lot to be thankful for today.