DeAndre Hopkins has had quite a week. In just a few short days, he's held out of camp, ended his holdout, and launched his charitable foundation. In other words, there's been plenty of content #OnHere in the last few days surrounding Nuk.
Buuuut just in case you missed it, NFL.com cut a Top 10 of DeAndre's 2015 catches together. Impressive stuff. None as impressive as the circus catch against the Giants that was snuffed out due to penalty a few years back... but that one may NEVER come off the board even if Hop goes on to be a Hall of Famer.
It's hard to believe Hopkins is on pace to remove Andre Johnson from the top spot of virtually every receiving statistic in Texans history. Of course, 'Dre will always be number one in our hearts, recent sadness be damned.
Here's hoping Rick Smith pays the man sooner rather than later. I know Smith speaks of setting a precedent - but if you look at J.J. Watt's contract, the Texans benefited financially from paying #99 early. It doesn't always work out that way, but if you look at the landscape of looming WR contracts - it may behoove Rick to lock Hop up regardless of how he typically likes to do business.