Ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have been the center of a lot of rumors. Now, that’s typical of the pre-draft hype.
But, the last few days, specifically, have featured far more rumors than normal, and for one particular topic.
Buffalo has been in on the DeAndre Hopkins trade situation for a while now, and while at times they’ve been rumored to be “out” on a Hopkins trade, it seems the possibility has grown much, much more realistic over the past several days.
At least, that’s what pass rusher Von Miller has led us all to believe. With the amount of public appearances Miller has made over the last week or two, and how many hints he’s dropped at adding Hopkins, it’s almost gotten to the point where it’s going to be a huge disappointment when it doesn’t happen. One of Miller’s latests appearances was on Kay Adams’ show, Up and Adams, and Miller laid out yet another hint.
The Buffalo Bills, DeAndre Hopkins rumors are starting to transform into smoke, which could lead to fire before the 2023 NFL Draft
“There’s definitely been conversations. We just got to figure it out,” Miller told Adams.
That quote should lead us to believe that Miller, because of his veteran status and leadership within that organization, has been somewhat involved in the front office’s pursuit of finding missing pieces.
Miller has a relationship with Hopkins, as he alluded to earlier in the week, and was disappointed when the team missed out on another one of “his boys,” Odell Beckham Jr.
At this point, Miller has spoken so often about the team trading for Hopkins, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before those conversations lead to the correct draft compensation between Arizona and Buffalo.
The Cardinals clearly want to move on from Hopkins, and that feeling is mutual between the organization and Hopkins. Adding a receiver of his caliber, to this offense, would be the move to put the Bills over the top in their quest for a Super Bowl.
The 3-time All Pro has a salary of $19.5 million this year, though, and that could be a potential hang-up. If the two sides could figure out compensation, along with salary details, maybe this gets done right before the draft or even as the first round kicks off.