NFL free company: Bill O’Brien defends DeAndre Hopkins trade

Texans coach Bill O’Brien safeguarded trading DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals.

Hopkins is among the very best receivers in the league, however in an unexpected trade last month, he was transferred to Arizona in addition to a 4th-round draft choice this year in exchange for running back David Johnson and 2 draft choices in the second and 4th rounds over the next 2 years.

O’Brien described that Hopkins, who is under agreement for the next 3 years, desired a brand-new agreement that the Texans hesitated to use.

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“I would say the deal with Arizona was a deal that we felt was in the best interest of our team,” O’Brien stated on a teleconference with Texans season-ticket holders. “DeAndre Hopkins was a fantastic football gamer here. He made a lot of plays for us. We like DeAndreHopkins He had actually 3 years left on his offer and he desired a raise. And we weren’t going to have the ability to enter that instructions. We felt like we had a fantastic deal from Arizona that included choices. That included an outstanding three-down running back who is modest and starving and simply can’t wait to begin. David Johnson is going to be a fantastic addition to our football team.

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O’Brien continued his defense of the offer.

” There’s a great deal of things that enter into trades. Great deal of ideas that enter. Just how much are you going to handle contractually? Just how much does it require to purchase that second-round choice, that number 40 choice? What kind of gamer are you generating? What kind of gamer are you losing and what remains in the very best interest of the team?”

It is not the first time O’Brien, who likewise functions as the general manager in Houston, has actually been associated with a hit trade.

Three-time Pro Bowler Jadeveon Clowney was delivered to the Seahawks in 2015. The Texans still have no first-round selects in the next 2 drafts due to the plan O’Brien sent out to the Miami Dolphins to land left deal with Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills.

“Capital T capital E capital A capital M — everything that we do is made with the team in mind,” O’Brienadded “We don’t think about one player; we think about the future.”

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