Deandre Hopkins Shades Houston Texans in Thanksgiving Post About Recent Trade

by Josh Lanier

Deandre Hopkins seemingly took a shot at the Texans in his Thanksgiving tweet. Houston traded the wideout to Arizona earlier this year, which left many analysts scratching their heads. The talented 28-year-old has proven he’s still in his prime this season.

“I’m thankful for the @AZCardinals believing in me enough to trade me for a 2nd rounder,” he tweeted Thursday.

Prior to the start of the season, the Houston Texans stunned NFL fans and even some front office personnel around the league when they decided to trade Hopkins, one of the best wide receivers in the league, to the Arizona Cardinals. At least one NFL executive called the deal “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.

Deandre Hopkins Reminded NFL of His Value

Hopkins reminded the league that he was worth more than what Houston traded him for when he pulled down a last-second Hail Mary to seal a win over the Buffalo Bills two weeks ago.

The Cardinals were down by just four points after the Bills scored with 30 seconds left in the game. Kyler Chandler heaved the desperation ball into the end zone and Hopkins was able to come down with it. That sealed their victory 32-30. And made Hopkins a hero.

The catch instantly went viral, with the likes of LeBron James and Blake Shelton seemingly losing their minds on Twitter.

“WOW WOW WOW!! HOP HOP HOP! @DeAndreHopkins My bro different!!,” the Lakers leader tweeted.

Shelton had a more visceral reaction.

“I died, came back to life, s— my pants and hyperextended my scrotum all in 30 seconds!!,” he tweeted.