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Curious what the compensation would be...at least a 1st right? Acquiring Hopkins would be an “all-in” type of move. You’re getting an all-pro at the prime of his career on a surprisingly reasonable contract compared to his skill level. Also removes a huge draft need, allowing you to stock up on trench players. 

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Grave Digger posted:

Curious what the compensation would be...at least a 1st right? Acquiring Hopkins would be an “all-in” type of move. You’re getting an all-pro at the prime of his career on a surprisingly reasonable contract compared to his skill level. Also removes a huge draft need, allowing you to stock up on trench players. 

It wouldn't shock me if the Texans demanded 2 1st's actually. He's just 27. He's had 6 out of his last 7 seasons with >1000 yards receiving and double digit TD's 2 out of his last 3 seasons. He's in his prime.

Hopkins and Adams would be ridiculous and a nightmare even for top tier defenses. Couple them with Aaron Jones (including his ability as an outstanding pass catching RB). AR would have silly amounts of options.

And yes, I think this would be an "all in" type situation for Rodgers and the Packers. It's a 3 year realistic window with AR playing at a high level. I could see Gutey pushing chips into the table, but I don't know if it's this year and if it's a deal like trading for Hopkins.            

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Hopkins existing contract is LUDICROUS.  3 years of Hopkins at <$14M per. Good lord.  



I would give up a 1st + 2nd, etc. without thinking twice about it.  3 years of this guy is the perfect window for AR. Giving up back to back 1st rounders would be a longer thought process, but still.  

The Draft picture might be getting a little clearer with GB...having veterans at ILB and RT, albeit not superstars, gives them flexibility to pick the BPA almost regardless of position. That doesn’t preclude either of those positions, certainly depth at both is atrocious, but it gives them flexibility to wait for veteran cuts or trade opportunities to shore up those positions if we see elite players at other positions fall. We were kind of locked into ILB and RT before the draft. Honestly nothing is off the table right now in R1, maybe STs. 

So one year after breaking the bank on veteran free agents, the Packers are now signing veteran free agents BEFORE actual free agency begins and they are not overpaying for one of their own mediocre players (Martinez) but rather letting him walk.

Hard to overstate just how differently Gutey is operating than Ted Thompson did when it comes to free agency.

Peter King
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Hopkins1 Re my Hopkins note, this is what I wrote: - It might be just pre-draft chatter, but 2 teams told me to watch Houston and DeAndre Hopkins, who has 3 years and a reasonable $40-million left on his contract and who'd cause only a $3m cap hit if traded ...

Saw someone on twitter mention GB would be involved in Amari Cooper sweepstakes now that Hooper is gone (as if those options are comparable). I will believe it when I see it, sounds like a classic case of agent fuckery in the media. 

Oh well

@AdamSchefter: Texans are trading DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona, per source.

Cardinals get: WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 4th-round pick.

Texans get: RB David Johnson, a second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

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I don't know how the Whiners can keep paying these DL all this money. 



SteveLuke posted:

So one year after breaking the bank on veteran free agents, the Packers are now signing veteran free agents BEFORE actual free agency begins and they are not overpaying for one of their own mediocre players (Martinez) but rather letting him walk.

Hard to overstate just how differently Gutey is operating than Ted Thompson did when it comes to free agency.

We figured you would overstate it considering that's all you talk about. 

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Chongo posted:

I don't get it...he's a good player, but in the twilight of his career.

Can't trade a free agent.