The Arizona Cardinals robbed the Houston Texans by trading David Johnson and a pair of draft picks for DeAndre Hopkins. The Cardinals hope they have their quarterback of the future in Kyler Murray, so adding an elite weapon like Hopkins only helps his chances of long-term success.
Hopkins seems excited about the trade and the chance to be free of Bill O'Brien. The receiver shared how he plans to get along with Murray in his new home, and his comments should have Cardinals fans itching for the season to get underway.
That is some sound logic from Hopkins. Being his quarterback's best friend means building a relationship that benefits both players. Such a relationship is why Hopkins has 8,602 career receiving yards in seven seasons.
Murray was rightfully ecstatic when he found out he'd be adding Hopkins to his arsenal of wide receivers, and expect Nuk to get to work on building a close relationship with the second-year QB when he touches down in Glendale.
It should be easy for Murray and Hopkins to become best pals. The young quarterback finished his rookie season with 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns. He did that with 36-year-old Larry Fitzgerald as the team's leading receiver. The new Murray-Hopkins connection will have everyone in the Cardinals locker room feeling like best friends should the wins start piling up.