Breaking down the pros and cons of the Buffalo Bills trading for DeAndre Hopkins

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The first wave of NFL free agency is in the books. The Buffalo Bills have made some shrewd, opportunistic moves, but still have obvious needs to fill. However, as has been the case all offseason, they are not expected to make a “big splash” this offseason due to their salary cap situation, which means this likely will be addressed in the NFL Draft. This describes the Bills 2023 offseason thus far, but also exactly describes the 2020 offseason.

Then GM Brandon Beane sent a package of draft picks (a first, fourth, fifth, and sixth round pick) to the Minnesota Vikings for Stefon Diggs and a fourth round pick.

Wednesday afternoon, the rumors started flying that Beane could be at work to trade for yet another superstar wide receiver during the second wave of free agency. As Daniel Jeremiah named the Buffalo Bills as the most likely landing spot for DeAndre Hopkins, and then rumors started flying as Hopkins followed Mac Jones and Dak Prescott on social media, the possibility of Beane striking again to add his desired “playmaker” cannot be ignored.

The question remains however, whether it is wise for the Buffalo Bills to go all-in to get Hopkins. Let’s look at the pros, cons, and financial implications of such a move.