For weeks now, 3-time All Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been subject of trade rumors. In fact, it’s more of a “when” it will happen than “if,” at this point, and the Buffalo Bills are definitely in on those talks.
There are plenty of great fits for Hopkins. After all, he is widely known as one of the best receivers in the game over the past decade or so. The Bills, meanwhile, boast one of the league’s top wide receivers already in Stefon Diggs.
Needing to add one more playmaker to this offense in order to get over the hump, the Bills have yet to do so during the free agency period.
But, the lack of big-time moves on offense don’t necessarily mean Buffalo is yielding to the rest of the league. It could just mean that general manager Brandon Beane is up to something behind the scenes.
The Buffalo Bills are now rumored to be the frontrunners to land DeAndre Hopkins in a trade
As reported by NFL insider Aaron Wilson, Hopkins’ trade market has a ton of interest. However, Buffalo appears to be the leader in those trade talks.
Should the Bills bring Hopkins to Buffalo, they would be pairing two wideouts with a combined 20,000 receiving yards over their careers. Immediately, the Bills would boast the best one-two punch at receiver in all of football, and it wouldn’t be particularly close.
Quarterback Josh Allen was criticized last season for turning the ball over often and taking too many hits, but adding a receiver with a catch radius such as Hopkins could make all of those wrongs disappear.
The 2023 season would certainly be one of the most highly-anticipated Bills seasons in recent memory, and all because of one simple move.
Just what would the Bills have to give up in order to land him, though? That’s the real question. With Hopkins’ contract counting $30 million against the cap this coming year, he’d likely be in the market for a new contract as well. That’s a lot of money tied up in two wide receivers, but if it meant a Super Bowl, then so be it.