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WOW: DeAndre Hopkins Is Getting Traded to the Cardinals

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Free agency was supposed to be taking center stage today, but leave it to the Houston Texans to make waves with a trade.

News from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle:

McClain reports a blockbuster between that sends all-world receiver Deandre Hopkins from Houston to the Arizona Cardinals as part of a multi-layered deal. The Texans are also sending a fourth-round pick to the Cardinals as part of the deal. In exchange, the Houston has acquired running back David Johnson and a second-round pick. It’s quite striking that the Texans couldn’t land a first-round selection for a four-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro, and a receiver who is arguably the best in the game. And Houston is reportedly taking on what is remaining on Johnson’s deal. I’m befuddled.

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I suppose this is a good time to remind folks that the Texans went without a traditional general manager last year, made some eye-popping trades with their GM-by-committee structure, then handed the reins to Head Coach Bill O’Brien (just one week after his team blew a 24-0 lead in its divisional round playoff loss to the Chiefs). All in all, a bunch of curious things are transpiring in Houston. And there’s not even a trash can to blame here.

Things happened so fast, I can’t even say this tweet aged poorly because it was more like a shooting star that flashed, then disappeared at a moment’s notice:

Stay weird, Texans.

Oh, and have fun with your new toy, Kyler Murray …



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.