The Buffalo Bills have been a popular destination for former All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who has reportedly been made available in a trade by the Arizona Cardinals. The Bills could be looking for an upgrade at wide receiver based on their pursuit of Odell Beckham Jr. and Hopkins is by far the best veteran option potentially available for teams.
The assumption would be that Hopkins would welcome a trade to Buffalo because of the offense and Josh Allen. That assumption was somewhat verified recently in an interview where he was asked about teams he could potentially be traded to and his interest level in those teams based on his body language.
The interview by CBS Sports asked DeAndre Hopkins about the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. It really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Hopkins seemed happier about playing for the Bills and Chiefs instead of the Patriots and Jets based on the quarterbacks alone.
Can the Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals reach an agreement on a DeAndre Hopkins trade?
Last month it seemed like the Buffalo Bills looked to be the favorite to trade for DeAndre Hopkins, however The Athletic’s Tim Graham tweeted at the end of March that “barring a significant development” the Bills would not be trading for Hopkins.
Since Hopkins appears to want to be in Buffalo, and the Bills have had discussions about trading for the former All-Pro the reason a deal didn’t get done was probably that the Arizona Cardinals were asking for too much in a trade.
Now about a month later and with the NFL Draft quickly approaching, the fact that the Arizona Cardinals still haven’t gotten a deal done may drop their asking price. This could be the significant development the Buffalo Bills need to complete a trade.