REPORT: Several Teams Tried Trading For Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins

The Arizona Cardinals were pretty silent during the NFL’s trade deadline last Tuesday, but there was a lot of noise behind the scenes.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals were getting a ‘flurry of trade calls’ with teams asking for DeAndre Hopkins:


According to several people with knowledge of the situation, Keim was unwilling to move Hopkins. What’s unclear is if Keim wasn’t doing a deal at any price or if teams simply didn’t meet his price.

At 3-5 on the season, the Cardinals are still very much in the thick of the NFC playoff race. 


Hopkins, who turned 30-years-old this season, has two more years left on his deal where he carries cap hits of $30.75 million and $26.215 million, respectively. According to, an out on his contract does exist in 2023 that would accrue $22.6 million in dead cap space.

Hopkins can also void the 2024 season of his deal by doing one of these across 2020-2023: