After securing the futures of Andre Hal, Jay Prosch and C.J. Fiedorowicz, your Houston Texans have finally locked up star wideout DeAndre Hopkins with a new five-year deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has the juicy details of Nuk’s new deal.
Texans signing WR DeAndre Hopkins to a 5-year contract extension, per sources. Will include largest guarantee for any WR in NFL.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2017
DeAndre Hopkins' new deal with Houston: 5 years, $81 million, including $49 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2017
So after a year and a half of waiting, the Texans have finally rewarded the best player on their offense with a massive deal. Hopkins’ $49 Million in guarantees beats out Julio Jones as the larguest amount of guaranteed cash given to any wide receiver in the league. It’s also the largest amount of guaranteed money that the Texans have given out to a offensive player in the teams history.
The regular season is set to start next week, and the Texans have now burned through their cap space with a flurry of deals. How do you feel now that Hopkins is locked up for the next five years? Let us know in the comments below.
UPDATE: Troy has an outstanding breakdown of Nuk’s new contract here.