The Houston Texans have traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. With Bill O’Brien named GM, it’s time to gauge the madness of this move.
When I first saw this trade, my first reaction was what is Bill O’Brien doing?!? You probably just traded your best offensive player behind Deshaun Watson. I just don’t get it. WHY?
She also points out that while O’Brien might have wanted another running back to complement Will Fuller and a draft pick in next year’s draft, she disagrees with the trade because of what Hopkins means to the team. Jones writes in her grade analysis:
"“I don’t get it. I truly don’t. The Johnson move on its own was confusing, especially withHouston agreeing to take on the entirety of Johnson’s salary, but it’s hard to see how including Hopkins in the deal makes the Texans a better team at any point in their short-term or long-term plans. It’s fair to ask if O’Brien is wasting some of the prime years of Deshaun Watson’s career.”"
I agree with her 100 percent, O’Brien basically ruined the offensive firepower that made the team so much fun to watch over the years. This trade won’t help the Texans, it will only hurt them in the future. This trade should have never happened.
O’Brien needs to stick to coaching and not being a GM because he is clearly inept. The Houston Texans need to hire someone who won’t sabotage the future of the team.
If this blows up in O’Brien’s face during the season, it will be the end of his tenure in Houston within short order.
Thank you DeAndre for everything you did here in Houston.