Buffalo Bills Rumors: 4 possible ripple effects of a DeAndre Hopkins trade
By Ryan Heckman
Possible ripple effects of a Buffalo Bills, DeAndre Hopkins trade: Bills have over $140 million tied up in two wide receivers
Probably the only real negative by trading for Hopkins is the fact that he will want a new contract, and the Bills would also feel better about a new deal, considering they’d likely not want his deal to count $30 million against their cap for 2023.
At the moment, Stefon Diggs has a 4-year, $96 million deal ahead of him. If the Bills traded for Hopkins, they would likely have to give him at least a 2-year deal, and one would assume his average would be between $20 and $30 million annually. If that’s the case, the Bills could have over $140 million tied up in their top two wide receivers.
That is a ton of money to be paying two non-quarterbacks. Heck, that’s a lot of money to be paying a top-tier edge rusher. But, the fact is, the Bills would be paying two 30-plus-year-olds that kind of money after Diggs turns 30 in this coming November.
How would Bills fans feel about that type of commitment to receivers over the age of 30? As it would end up with any such question, if the Bills won a Super Bowl, then of course it would be just fine.