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Cardinals Sign DeAndre Hopkins To 2 Years $54.5 Million

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  • Cardinals Sign DeAndre Hopkins To 2 Years $54.5 Million

    DeAndre Hopkins has his deal, and the Arizona Cardinals have their star wide receiver for the foreseeable future.

    The Cardinals and Hopkins agreed to a two-year extension worth $54.5 million with $42.5 million guaranteed.

    The deal keeps Hopkins in Arizona for five years -- through the 2024 season -- and $94 million total, for an annual average of $18.8 million, meaning he's likely to be the heir apparent to Larry Fitzgerald's role with the franchise.

    The Cardinals landed Hopkins and a fourth-round draft pick in a March blockbuster trade with the Houston Texans, who received running back David Johnson, a second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick. In acquiring Hopkins, the Cardinals also inherited his contract, which had three years remaining on the five-year, $81 million deal he signed with Houston in 2017.

    Since being selected 27th overall in the 2013 NFL draft, Hopkins has put together a resume that has early signs of being Hall of Fame worthy despite catching passes from 10 different quarterbacks.

    Hopkins has the third-most receiving yards and catches, second-most touchdowns and most targets in the NFL since 2013. He also has the third-most receiving yards since 2017 with 4,115, behind only Atlanta's Julio Jones and New Orleans' Michael Thomas.

    Hopkins has 1,165 yards and seven touchdown catches last season -- his third straight 1,000-yard season and his fifth in six years.