When the Houston Texans shipped DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson and a second-round pick, the consensus around the league was that Bill O’Brien didn’t get nearly enough in return for an All-Pro wideout.
Hopkins has totaled 315 receptions for 4,115 yards and 31 touchdowns over the past three seasons. The fact that he was on the trade block has fans wondering why their respective general manager didn’t make a move for the Clemson product.
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman revealed why he didn’t pull the trigger on a deal for Hopkins. After all, the roster could use a few more weapons for Carson Wentz.
According to Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Roseman indicated that Houston wasn’t offering Philadelphia the same deal that it gave to Arizona.
Asked about the DeAndre Hopkins trade, Howie Roseman indicates that the Texans weren't offering the same deal to the Eagles that the Cardinals go.
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) March 26, 2020
More teams would’ve probably been in the sweepstakes for Hopkins if Houston offered the same price to everyone.
The Eagles haven’t done much to improve their receiving corps this offseason. Landing an elite playmaker like Hopkins would’ve been a tremendous acquisition for them.
Fortunately for the Eagles, the upcoming draft is loaded with talented wideouts. CeeDee Lamb, Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy are considered the best out of the group.