Cleveland Browns WR trade target No, 1: Deandre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals
DeAndre Hopkins is another former teammate of Deshaun Watson and that in itself could potentially be a big advantage for Cleveland, if they did decide to make a move for Hopkins. Currently a member of the Arizona Cardinals, Hopkins is expected to be traded this offseason as there has been some frustration between him and the organization.
When Hopkins and Watson played together back in 2018 and 2019, Hopkins was having some of the best seasons of his career. He finished 2018 with 1,572 yards receiving on 115 catches that included 11 touchdowns. For his 10-year career, he has accumulated 11,862 yards and has had 72 touchdowns.
While he’s already 30 years old and heading into his 11th season, he’s still one of the best in the league. His contract is still pretty hefty, and the Browns would have to dish out some $35 million over the next two years — unless the two sides can restructure his deal
Having said that, he could have the biggest impact right now due to his talent and familiarity with Watson.
Of course, the front office might not believe they need to make such a bold move. Even so, it feels like a safe bet they will be kicking the tires on several wideouts before the 2023 campaign kicks off.