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DeAndre Hopkins Talks Texans Quarterbacks, Contract, More

Find out if Nuk took a stand in the raging debate over who the starting quarterback should be in Houston.

Wild Card Round - Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans
As in, “I’m the Texans’ WR1.”
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ESPN’s Dan Graziano has a nice piece up with plenty of money quotes from DeAndre Hopkins. It’s definitely worth your time as a Texans fan. Here are a few nuggets for your immediate reaction...

On the debate about Tom Savage versus Deshaun Watson:

"If anybody should be a judge of quarterbacks, I've played with the most quarterbacks in NFL history throughout my first four years," DeAndre Hopkinssaid after practice Friday. "So I put the stamp on Savage, and I think that's all that needs to be said about that."

"I've played with at least 10 quarterbacks," Hopkins said. "So because of what [Savage] does well and what he can do for this team, I know he can help us win what we want to win. He does everything well. He's a student of the game, from just being on the bench, watching and learning from other people's mistakes, seeing what they've done wrong. He can put the ball in any place. He has a strong arm. He has a knowledge of this offense. He's been in this offense his whole career."

On why he chose not to hold out after doing so (briefly) last year:

"Because I know I have a great team," Hopkins said when asked why. "My teammates, those guys count on me to come out here and make this team better. Guys like Lamar Miller, like J.J. Watt that want to win a championship. And I know, for them to be able to do that, I have to be able to come out here and help those guys do it. So you know, the other 52 players on the team, they depend on me. That's why I'm here."

On where he’d like to continue his career:

"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of teams in the NFL that would love to have me, but the Houston Texans is my home and the team that I want to play for forever."

How much stock do you put in Nuk going to bat for Savage?