The Detroit Lions are currently favored to win the NFC North, but adding an all-pro wide receiver to their roster should help them lock up the division this season. The Lions will start the season with pass-catching troubles after four players, including 2022 first-round pick Jameson Williams were suspended for sports betting. Williamson will miss games for the Lions.
The Lions need a wide receiver
The Lions need to look for help in order to keep the offense rolling for quarterback Jared Goff. Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports linked the Lions to a wide receiver many Green Bay Packers fans hoped to trade for this offseason. The Packers are looking to add a veteran pass catcher this offseason. DeAndre Hopkins could be a steal as his trade value plummets with the uncompetitive and Kyle Murray-less Arizona Cardinals.
Benjamin writes that Hopkins can still play at an elite level despite his age, but injuries are a concern for any team looking to trade for him:
“One of the most obvious trade candidates of the offseason, Hopkins remains an elite technician when healthy, but he’s missed 15 games the last two years and is due almost $30M at age 31 this upcoming season. Kyler Murray needs weapons like anyone, but 2023 is a true transition year for Arizona as Jonathan Gannon remakes the culture. Marquise Brown is also in tow and eligible for an extension, and Hopkins, whose exit would save an instant $8.9M, still profiles as a borderline No. 1 for a contender.”
Here’s what a proposed trade for Hopkins from the Lions would look like:
Detroit Lions receive
- DeAndre Hopkins
Arizona Cardinals receive
- 2025 fourth-round pick
- 2024 sixth-round pick
DeAndre Hopkins would alter the NFC North race
The Cardinals need to get Hopkins off the books and the roster for their new rebuild. They would receive some picks to help them add pieces in the future. The Lions would take a risk on a player that could make the difference in just making the playoffs versus contending for a Super Bowl. Hopkins is the type of veteran playmaker that could make the Lions dangerous when paired with Goff in January.
This type of trade would crush Packers fans hoping to land Hopkins. Watching a rival tack on another weapon that could cause trouble in the division for a few years would be frustrating.
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You do realize that both teams could aquire Hopkins in your demented fantasy world right? What color is the sky in your make believe, childish world?
Nelly, u densefuckingrube. I think the point is he’ll have to sign off on a trade, and he’d rather play for a team with aspirations rather than an average at best Packers team. But keep that blood pressure high, we’re all going you stroke out soon.
*calls someone childish while posting the most childish comment ever*