DeAndre Hopkins is about to be dedicated to Canton once his days in the game. The achievements of the star receiver are even more remarkable if we consider some of the quarters with whom he played. However, Hopkins understands that he would not be what he is today without them all – yes, even Brandon Weeden.
Hopkins has gone over 8,000 yards for his career and the only two receivers to reach that record at a younger age are Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss. Asked about Monday’s feat, Hopkins explained how he had been able to consistently produce despite a ride at the quarterback. While he was essentially saying that his numbers should be considered even more impressive considering some of the quarters he played with, he nevertheless paid tribute to Weeden and Brock Osweiler.
DeAndre Hopkins was questioned about touching 8,000 yards of gain before everyone else, with the exception of Moss and Fitzgerald, gave a longer answer than most of his media hits: “Power do that with the carousel that I’ve had during my career, I do not like patting my back, but … “pic.twitter.com/hqNQZBylfM
– Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) October 28, 2019
Hopkins is still at its peak and must now answer him by Deshaun Watson, so his number should continue to increase. Although he was kind enough to greet Osweiler and Weeden, you have to wonder where his stats would be if Texans played the same way as their quarterbacks during his career.
If you remember, Hopkins also defended Osweiler while the QB was fighting for the Houston starter. You have to pay tribute to him for the way he handled things, and he’s right – it’s even more impressive when you look at all the variables.