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Tennessee Titans sign WR DeAndre Hopkins to 2-Year Contract
The Tennessee Titans have now signed the highly - coveted free agent superstar wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, to a 2 - year contract worth up to approximately $26 million. This new agreement between the Tennessee Titans and Hopkins will now provide the speedy wide receiver with great hands an annual average salary of $13 million, and DeAndre is now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent once again in 2025.
Annual Reception Incentives
(non - cumulative)
95: $1 Million
Annual Receiving Yard Incentives
(non - cumulative)
1,050: $1 Million
Annual Touchdown Incentives
(non - cumulative)
10: $1 Million
DeAndre shared a picture of himself with his new teammate in the Tennessee Titans running back, Derrick Henry, on Instagram on Sunday, July 16th, 2023. Hopkins followed up later that Sunday night on Twitter in order to defend his decision to sign with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent.
"I always loved having haters and doubters but I appreciate it even more now. Titan up!!" The Tennessee Titans new star wide receiver. DeAndre Hopkins, tweeted earlier this week.
Tennessee Titans Add Experience to a Very Young Wide Receiving Core
The now 31 - year - old DeAndre brings in 10 - amazing and very productive years of experience in the National Football League with him to Nashville as he will now be suiting up for the Tennessee Titans throughout the next couple of highly - anticipated NFL seasons. Hopkins instantaneously becomes the most veteran NFL wide receiver in the Tennessee Titans' extremely inexperienced wide out squad. DeAndre will slot into the role as an outside wide receiver on the opposite side of the 2nd - year wide out, Treylon Burks.
The Tennessee Titans previously hosted DeAndre on a visit to their facilities last month prior to him meeting with the New England Patriots the following week after that meeting with the Tennessee Titans. Hopkins does have some past experience with several of the various coaches on the current Tennessee Titans' staff.
The Tennessee Titans head coach, Mike Vrabel, was the linebackers coach as well as later on becoming the defensive coordinator of the Houston Texans when Hopkins was voted in to 2 of his 5 - career NFL Pro Bowl selections. DeAndre pulled in 104 - receptions which was good for 1,165 - receiving yards as well as 7 - touchdowns back in 2019 when current Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator, Tim Kelly, was calling the offensive plays for the Houston Texans several years ago.
The Arizona Cardinals released DeAndre back on May 26th, 2023 which made Hopkins an unrestricted free agent. His future in Arizona with the Cardinals had been in question since the conclusion of the 2022 - 2023 NFL season because of his team - high $30.75 million salary cap hit, which ranked the very highest among wide receivers in the National Football League as well as ranking the 7th - highest overall of all of the players in the NFL at that time.
The Tennessee Titans' wide receiver group had a dismal total of only 2 - 100 - yard receiving games throughout the 2022 - 2023 NFL season. DeAndre matched that total last season even though he was forced to sit out of the 1st 6 - regular season games last year while Hopkins was serving a suspension for a violation of the National Football League's performance - enhancing drugs policy.
DeAndre finished the 2022 - 2023 NFL season with a total of 64 - receptions which was good for 717 - receiving yards as well as 3 - touchdowns in the 9 - games that Hopkins participated in for the Arizona Cardinals. Hopkins looks to give the Tennessee Titans a lift on offense come the start of the 2023 - 2024 NFL season.
Hopkins’ Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- 3 - Time First - Team NFL All - Pro Selection (2017, 2018, 2019)
- 2 - Time Second - Team NFL All - Pro Selection (2015, 2020)
- 5 - Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- NFL Receiving Touchdowns Leader (2017)
- PFWA All - Rookie Team Selection (2013)
- First - Team All - ACC Selection (2012)
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“DeAndre Hopkins”, spotrac.com, July 19, 2023.
“DeAndre Hopkins”, pro-football-reference.com, July 19, 2023.
Written by: David Green