Fox Sports’ Michael Strahan had some questions after Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins came down with a miraculous game-winning catch as time expired against the Buffalo Bills.
Prior to the start of the season, the Houston Texans stunned NFL fans and and even some front office personnel around the league when they decided to trade DeAndre Hopkins, one of the best wide receivers in the league, to the Arizona Cardinals. At least one NFL executive commented on the deal, calling it “a joke.”
“It is amazing in the NFL that some trades are so lopsided still,” the executive said, per Mike Sando of The Athletic. “The Hopkins thing was a joke.”
It seems as though Strahan, the former defensive end for the New York Giants, would agree with that sentiment. On the FOX The OT show tonight after the Cardinals crazy win, Strahan asked his colleagues, “How do you trade him?”
Strahan’s coworker Howie Long agreed, saying the Cardinals GM, Steve Keim, must have thought the trade offer was a joke.
“How do you trade him?” @michaelstrahan said on FOX The OT after Arizona Cardinals’ 32-30 miracle over Buffalo on Kyler Murray-DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary. Long added “Steve Keim, the GM for the Cardinals, had to think, ‘No, hold on you’re serious? You’re going to trade us offense?'”
Michael Strahan has Questions after ‘Miracle from Murray’
Playing against the Buffalo Bills, the Cardinals found themselves down three late in the fourth quarter. The Bills had put together a scoring drive that ended with a Josh Allen to Stefon Diggs touchdown. That score gave the Bills a 30-26 lead with just 30 seconds left.
With their backs against the wall as the clock was running out, the Cardinals made magic happen. Quarterback Kyler Murray scrambled out to his left and lofted a deep shot into the end zone. Miraculously, Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins came down with the ball giving them the win, 32-30.
To get Arizona in position for the Hail Mary attempt, Murray first completed a 14-yard pass to Andy Isabella. The next play, Murray and Hopkins were able to connect for a nine-yard gain that got the Cardinals to their own 48-yard line. After that was a nine-yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald that set up Arizona at the Buffalo 43-yard line. One play later, Murray came up clutch with the biggest play of his young career.
Meanwhile, Strahan asked the question we all want to ask the Houston Texans organization. How do you trade away DeAndre Hopkins?