Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) prepares to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL offseason is in full swing and my goodness, the moves are getting wild.

It’s being reported that the Arizona Cardinals are trading running back David Johnson to the Houston Texans for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Yeah, you read that right. Some picks are going to be switching hands, according to Houston Chronicle’s John McClain but the important factors on the trade is Johnson for Hopkins.

David Johnson is good but he has only played two full seasons in his five years with the Cardinals and was put in a reduced role with the Cardinals last season. The Texans have Carlos Hyde, who understandably isn’t as good but he at least broke 1,000 yards last year. In a league that’s more and more about the passing game, why is it worth beefing up the running back position at the expense of your top wide receiver?

Having said that, the Cardinals clearly got themselves on the better end of this deal. Kenyan Drake now steps in as running back, something he had been doing the last half of the season and they got one of the top wideout’s in the NFL. Social media response has been what you would expect, a mix of befuddlement to people openly making fun of the Texans.


2020, am I right?


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