Now that DeAndre Hopkins is a free agent, he could land wherever he wants. For the Packers, some of those landing spots are better than others.
DeAndre Hopkins and the Arizona Cardinals have finally split.
It didn’t happen through a trade, as was expected for most of the spring. Instead, the Cardinals simply released Hopkins on Friday, opening the door for any interested team to sign him.
And, of course, there will be plenty of interested teams. Hopkins is a three-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler after all. He may be coming off two lukewarm seasons but he’s still an immense talent and target.
From the Packers’ perspective, where Hopkins lands could have a huge impact.
Packers disaster scenario No. 3: DeAndre Hopkins signs with Vikings
It’s hard enough keeping track of Justin Jefferson and Minnesota just added Jordan Addison in the draft. If the Vikings added Hopkins, their receiving corps would be a handful and a half.
Minnesota watched Adam Thielen walk in free agency to the Panthers. They could replace him as a veteran presence with Hopkins, who could join a team with at least some Super Bowl aspirations.
The Vikings aren’t the most realistic landing spot for Hopkins but it would be a blow for the Packers to watch him land in the division.