NFL Rumors: There's only one way to trade DeAndre Hopkins to the Patriots.

The Patriots trading for DeAndre Hopkins felt like a distant, distant dream, and it feels even more distant considering the Patriots’ recently reported tight ends.

DeAndre Hopkins One remains The New England Patriots have been the most talked about wide receiver target since the Pats spent all offseason tossing around the idea of ​​a trade. But it takes two to tango, and unfortunately for fans who want to see Hopkins in nautical blue next season, the Patriots will Arizona Cardinals Regarding potential business.

Hopkins’ asking price was reasonable to begin with. – The Cards are asking for a second round and something else of value, whether it’s a situational pick or a player.

The biggest obstacle to moving Hopkins is his contract, and the Pats have said flat out that they will only take on D-Hope’s salary if they don’t have to give up any compensation.

So basically, it’s a free trade, and Arizona gets nothing in return.

The Patriots list their tight end for a potential trade for DeAndre Hopkins

As much as the Cardinals would love to dump Hopkins, this trade probably won’t happen. The more likely outcome is Arizona releasing its star receiver, in which case Hopkins will have strength where he wants to end up.

If he had to choose between the Cardinals and Chiefs or Bills, Hopkins probably wouldn’t choose Mack Jones over Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen. As he enters the twilight of his career, he wants to legitimately compete for a Super Bowl and has the power to negotiate his contract with his new team.

Until he’s released, however, another team might be willing to pay Arizona a lower price for a second-round pick and a Hunter Hopkins this offseason.

of Dallas Cowboys They were already in the running, but they seem content with Brandin Cooks. of Baltimore Ravens They’re one team to keep an eye on given their depleted corps, and maybe getting Hopkins will convince Lamar Jackson to stick around after all.

Keep your eyes on Arizona — the Hopkins saga isn’t over yet.

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