Giants rumors: 3 teams linked most for blockbuster DeAndre Hopkins trade

DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

With the Arizona Cardinals looking to trade wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins this offseason, plenty of teams’ fanbases are dreaming of him making plays for them next season. Word at the NFL Combine is it could take just a second-round pick for Arizona to part ways with the superstar wideout. Is this something NY Giants general mananger Joe Schoen would be interested in?

According to Johnny Venerable of PHNX Sports, three teams have been mentioned quite a bit in terms of a potential Hopkins move: the Giants, Patriots and Chiefs. All three organizations need wide receiver help, and Hopkins would easily become the WR1 for all three squads.

NY Giants landing DeAndre Hopkins in a trade would be incredible

Despite Hopkins’ production dropping over the past two years, he has recorded at least 1,165 yards in four of the past six campaigns. When healthy and on the field, Hopkins is inarguably one of the best wide receivers in the game – he’s the kind of game-changing player that this Giants offense is missing.

One of the major takeaways from the 2022 campaign was that the Giants need some serious help at WR. Kenny Golladay was a major bust once again last season, and he’s all set to be released on March 15. Kadarius Toney also had huge expectations, but he was traded before the deadline to the Chiefs.

While Wan’Dale Robinson and Isaiah Hodgins have plenty of promise for next fall and winter, no one knows what’s going to end up happening with Steling Sherpard, Richie James and Darius Slayton. Regardless of what goes down with those three, the Giants still need a big-time upgrade at the position.

Hopkins would provide that and more. If all it takes is a second-round pick to bring him in, then this is something that Schoen should seriously consider. The Giants are going to have more than $50 million in cap space (depending on what happens with Daniel Jones) to work with this offseason.  If Schoen thinks bringing in Hopkins can work financially, then a second-rounder would be worth it for him.