Every year, the debate to who’s the best wide receiver in the NFL is had. Depending on who had the best season the year prior, the list varies. However, DeAndre Hopkins, the model of consistency, is near the top of everyone’s list every season.
2020 was DeAndre Hopkins’ first season in Arizona and statistically, it went perfectly. Hopkins tied his career-high in receptions and hauled in 1,407 yards, which was second in the league.
Hopkins played with 11 quarterbacks during his time as a Houston Texan. Now that he’s in Arizona, the connection between him and Kyler Murray is one that looks like it will reap benefits for years to come.
WynnBET has confidence in Hopkins in 2021 to have another great season. Hopkins has +900 odds to lead the league in receiving. That puts him tied for third with Justin Jefferson and Davante Adams. Jefferson has received a lot of support and praise after his rookie season, with some people putting him in the “best receiver” discussions.
Murray is expected to improve as well, but his connection with Hopkins has more to do with Hopkins’ ability than Murray’s. Still, Murray has +1500 odds to lead the league in passing, which bodes well for every party involved.
The Arizona Cardinals were able to acquire Hopkins at a discount. They didn’t have to give up a first-round pick for one of the best receivers in the league and everyday they should be thankful for the Texans accepting that deal.
The lasting image of the Hopkins-Murray 2020 season was the “Hail Murray,” where Hopkins caught a game-winning touchdown over three people. With that type of chemistry and trust, 2021 should be a great year for both parties.