The Giants inserted themselves into the DeAndre Hopkins sweepstakes earlier this week. Head coach Brian Daboll told reporters that the group would look into a possible Hopkins signing, noting that GM Joe Schoen would do his analysis “anytime there’s somebody that’s accessible as a free agent.”
Nevertheless, it doesn’t sound just like the group’s pursuit will lengthen a lot past easy due diligence. A group supply advised Ralph Vacchiano of FoxSports.com that the group’s curiosity in Hopkins isn’t anticipated to proceed past the exploratory stage.
Hopkins definitely made sense for a questionable Giants WR corps. Whereas the group did add tight finish Darren Waller, their solely different notable transfer was signing Parris Campbell to a receivers room that additionally options Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins and Sterling Shepard.
Hopkins’ monetary calls for could have ended the Giants’ pursuit earlier than it even started; the receiver is in search of round $15M per season whereas the Giants are at the moment armed with lower than $4M in house. The Giants nonetheless have to make progress on a potential extension for Saquon Barkley, a contract that gained’t do something to alleviate their funds.
One other NFC East group that’s unlikely so as to add Hopkins is the Dallas Cowboys. Jon Machota of The Athletic writes that the group isn’t anticipated to signal the free agent, however coach Mike McCarthy did talk about the wideout to reporters.
“So far as gamers that aren’t right here, I imply, there’s nothing good that comes out of these solutions,” McCarthy stated, by way of Machota. “Hop is a hell of a expertise. I had an opportunity to be round (him) his first Professional Bowl. So, I’ve at all times had respect for him since his rookie 12 months.”
One definitive suitor is the Chiefs, and Albert Breer of TheMMQB passes alongside some particulars of Kansas Metropolis’s supply to Hopkins. Kansas Metropolis provided the wideout an incentive-laden cope with a low base wage, and the entrance workplace famous that Hopkins may parlay a one-year stint in Kansas Metropolis right into a extra profitable deal in 2024 (much like JuJu Smith-Schuster).