Stoerner On Hopkins Trade: ‘That’s A Scary Situation’

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By , SportsRadio 610
HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – The Texans traded away one of the best wide receivers in the NFL on Monday when they sent DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick to Arizona in exchange for running back David Johnson, a second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

Trading away a staple to the Texans’ franchise has not been well received by Houston fans.  Former NFL quarterback Clint Stoerner and former Texans defensive lineman Seth Payne joined in on that thought.

“I honestly am 100 percent dumbfounded by this,” Payne said.

Hopkins, 27, was drafted in the first-round in 2013 and a First-Team All-Pro in four of those seven seasons, while also being selected to the Pro Bowl four times.  Hopkins caught 104 passes in 2019, which was the third time he finished with over 100 catches and has done it in back-to-back seasons.

10+11+13 = SCARY SIGHTWelcome to the squad bro let’s eat! @DeAndreHopkins

— Christian Kirk (@ckirk) March 16, 2020

When @ClintStoerner first saw the DeAndre Hopkins trade rumors this morning, he hoped it was click-bait.It wasn't. #Texans https://t.co/S6rIYre8EL pic.twitter.com/upm3zjkV3Z

— SportsRadio 610 (@SportsRadio610) March 16, 2020

In return, the Texans are rolling the dice that they can revitalize the career of Johnson, who had his best season in 2016.  Johnson, 28, has missed 18 games in the last three seasons and rushed for just 345 yards in 2019.  In addition to the production slip of Johnson, he is owed a $10.2 million base salary in 2020 with a cap hit of $14.2 million.