Veteran wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins signs two-year deal with Titans
After months of floating around in free agency, star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has found a new NFL home. The two-time All-Pro wideout is expected to ink a deal to join the Tennessee Titans. It will be a two-year contract that can be worth up to $15 million if incentives are reached.
Hopkins will have a $12 million base salary in 2023 with an opportunity to earn an additional $3 million. Before the move, the 31-year-old had been linked to several teams, namely the New England Patriots.
Hopkins was reportedly looking for a situation with a stable quarterback and culture. The Titans have become a playoff constant under head coach Mike Vrabel with Ryan Tannehill leading the offense.
Tannehill struggled with injuries last season but will have the chance to bounce back. However, the Titans put more pressure on him to succeed after drafting Will Levis in this year’s draft.
Meanwhile, Hopkins could step in immediately as the No.1 option in the passing game. He will play opposite of second-year wideout Treylon Burks.
Although his production dipped last season due to a six-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy, he posted 64 catches for 717 receiving yards and three touchdowns in nine games.
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Hopkins has tallied more than 1,000 receiving yards six times while garnering more than 100 catches four times. He remains a big-play target and a bonafide red-zone threat.
Hopkins will be given plenty of opportunities to shine a primary piece to the offensive game plan alongside star running back Derrick Henry.