DeAndre Hopkins threw shade at the Texans in congratulating Patrick Mahomes.
Since Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed a huge 10-year extension worth around $450 million, making him the highest-paid athlete in sports, many in the NFL have congratulated Mahomes on his deal and expressed their awe at how big the contract was.
One of those players is former Houston Texans’ wide receiver Deandre Hopkins who, like a great many other players, took to Twitter to congratulate Mahomes, but Hopkins couldn’t pass up the opportunity to throw some shade at his former squad.
When Hopkins says, “24 reasons why Mahomes deserves that,” he could be referencing the fact that Hopkins’ Texans had a 24-0 lead over the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional playoff matchup this past season in which the Texans blew.
In that game, Mahomes definitely lit the world burning in the last three quarters, while the Texans floundered both offensively and defensively. In the 2nd quarter, Mahomes threw four unanswered touchdown passes, allowing the Chiefs to emerge victorious by way of a score of 51-31.
Hopkins was later controversially traded from the Texans, and now is looking to simply take shots at his former team.
At the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, Hopkins was shockingly traded from the Texans to the Cardinals for often-injured running back David Johnson another round draft pick. Most experts, and fans, concur that the Texans made a terrible decision that sent their second best player for a player who may or may not continue to be healthy (David Johnson) and a draft pick not add up to Hopkins’ talent.
Hopkins and Texans head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien did not go along very well, and Hopkins greatly enjoyed the news he was traded away from a scenario he wasn’t happy with.
While Hopkins is not on an as talented and developed team in Arizona, he still remains certainly one of the most talented receivers in the NFL, and he’s pretty talented at throwing shade too.