Arizona Cardinals Re-Sign DeAndre Hopkins to Massive Contract Extension
DeAndre Hopkins has cashed in.
The former Houston Texans receiver signed a two-year, $54.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals on Tuesday. The two-year deal will keep Hopkins in Arizona for a total of five years at $94 million overall.
Sources: The #AZCardinals are making star WR DeAndre Hopkins the highest paid non-QB ever, giving him a 2-year contract extension worth $54.5M in new money -- $27.25M per year. Hopkins, who did the deal himself, gets $42.75M guaranteed at signing.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 8, 2020
Nuk's extension includes $42.75 million in guarantees, and the final year on the contract is voidable. The deal also has a no-trade clause and a guarantee that he cannot be franchise tagged.
Traded by the Texans in the offseason, Nuk came to the Cardinals with a ton of leverage, and it seems to have paid off for the All-Pro receiver. Hopkins reportedly negotiated the contract himself.
The former Clemson star finished the 2019 campaign with 104 catches, 1,165 receiving yards and seven touchdown catches.
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