Dec 18, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) reacts in the second half against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

A number of teams have been rumored to be in the market to sign star free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. However, one team is now seemingly the frontrunner in the sweepstakes after reports that Hopkins will go on his first free-agency visit.

Most expect that Hopkins will eventually sign with a contending team like the Buffalo Bills or the Kansas City Chiefs. But his first free agency visit came for a team that desperately needs a wide receiver like Hopkins on the roster.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported on Wednesday that Hopkins is set to fly to Nashville later this week for a visit with the Tennessee Titans.

Considering the Titans aren’t exactly seen as contenders in the AFC, it is a somewhat surprising move. However, when you consider some of the personnel the Titans have it makes much more sense.

Hopkins and Titans head coach Mike Vrabel notably spent four seasons together while both were with the Houston Texans. The Titans also desperately need a player like Hopkins on their roster. They have only one wide receiver currently on their roster over the age of 26.

Many around the NFL world offered their opinion of the move.

Hopkins made it clear once he was released by the Arizona Cardinals that wants to play for a contender with an elite quarterback. He previously named five quarterbacks that he would most want to play with, and none of them were on the Titans’ roster.

It may still be a long shot for the Titans to ultimately land Hopkins. Pelissero added that there are still other teams in the mix to sign Hopkins despite his visit later this week.

[Tom Pelissero on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.