DeAndre Hopkins met with new Arizona Cardinals general manager Monti Ossenfort, but the meeting offered little insight into the receiver’s future.
At this point, it seems as though DeAndre Hopkins, Monti Ossenfort, and everyone involved with the Arizona Cardinals have no real idea of where the star receiver will play in 2023. Yet, anyway. Clearly, there is an argument to be made for keeping Hopkins, but one also exists to trade the 10-year veteran.
With prospective rookie head coaches, the Cardinals may opt to part ways with many of their 30-plus-year-old players and rebuild with younger talent. In such a scenario, the team will more likely trade Hopkins.
But if the Redbirds believe they are closer to contention than most think, conventional wisdom states they should hang onto Hopkins. So if his future wasn’t a topic of discussion at this meeting, or so we’re told, what did the two talk about?
What did Arizona Cardinals general manager, receiver, discuss?
Below, you’ll find a snippet of what Hopkins said about his meeting with Ossenfort. And sorry if it’s a bit vague, but it’s about all we have to go on.
"“We definitely talked, not so much about my future, but we had a good conversation which was good. “That’s all you could ask for is to sit down and talk with the new GM.“Great guy. He comes from a good background of organizations and he’s been around great people, you can tell.” – via AZ Sports."
So for now, it’s a mystery of where we will see Hopkins play in 2023. Whether he suits up in a red jersey down in the desert or goes elsewhere, one big takeaway is that whatever happens will benefit both sides of a prospective trade, or lack thereof.
Keeping Hopkins would give the Arizona Cardinals a proven player to work with. But trading him away should garner one first round pick and a few smaller assets that could turn out to be diamonds in the rough. We will gain more insight on what Hopkins’ future will look like in the coming days, likely after the Cardinals hire their next head coach.
Article Source: DeAndre Hopkins ‘had a good conversation’ with Cardinals’ Monti Ossenfort by Tyler Drake
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