Texans Fans Will Be Disappointed to Hear the DeAndre Hopkins-David Johnson Trade is About to Be Finalized

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Houston Texans fans holding on to that one little bit of hope that Bill O'Brien's infamous trade that sent DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson and a second-round pick could be nullified need to let that last shred go, as the I's have been dotted and the T's have been crossed on this deal.

Johnson and Hopkins both passed their physicals, meaning the trade has been finalized and Hopkins will officially be a Cardinal soon.

There was previous hope among Texans fans that this could fall through given Johnson's injury history and the fact that neither of them had taken physicals despite the deal happening almost a month ago, but it's all over.

Houston found a gem in Hopkins with the 27th overall pick in the notoriously bad 2013 NFL Draft. In seven years with the Texans, Hopkins recorded 8,602 receiving yards and 54 touchdowns, making four Pro Bowls and earning three First team All-Pro selections.

O'Brien grew tired of him for whatever reason, and Hopkins will now suit up for a Cardinals team that looks like they could start putting it all together in 2020.

While Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid adds one of the best receivers in football to an offense that already has Kyler Murray, Larry Fitzgerald and Kenyan Drake, Houston is left with a declining running back on a bad contract and a second-round pick. It's still early, but Arizona look like the winners here.