Earlier this week Pro Football Focus listed the strengths and weaknesses for all 32 NFL teams and determined the Chiefs would benefit from shoring up the wide-receiver position.
As chance would have it, the Chiefs might be in position for an upgrade at receiver after the Cardinals released former All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins.
“Hopkins will undoubtedly be pursued by a number of teams,” wrote Nick Shook of NFL.com. “At 31 years old, the hope will be that the five-time Pro Bowler can still produce at an elite level, as long as he finds the right fit with his new team.
“Given his freedom from a Cardinals team facing a rebuild, Hopkins will begin his search for his next destination.”
Earlier this week, Hopkins said on a podcast there were five quarterbacks he’d like to play with, including the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes. When the Cardinals were shopping Hopkins, the Chiefs spoke with him, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported, so there would seem to be interest between the two sides.
The thought of Hopkins joining the Chiefs makes fans of other NFL teams nervous. Hopkins is a three-time All-Pro who has six seasons with a thousand or more receiving yards.
Here is a sample of what fans were saying about the prospect of Hopkins joining Mahomes and the Chiefs ahead of the 2023 season.
First thing I thought of when I saw it
— (@diegob_05) May 26, 2023
DeAndre Hopkins is a Kansas City Chief I’m afraid :(
— No. 1 Celtics Hater (@JomiAdeniran) May 26, 2023
“DeAndre Hopkins has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs” pic.twitter.com/zjS6iIxJxr
— ꜱᴜʀꜰ (@EliteLakeShow) May 26, 2023
“DeAndre Hopkins now at 223 yards and 4 TD vs the Raiders as the Chiefs go up 43-6. It’s only the 3rd quarter!” pic.twitter.com/GuFs2Iew9X
— Shane (@ShanyeWest15) May 26, 2023
Don’t let DeAndre Hopkins go to the Chiefs!!!
— The League (@Theleaguesmusic) May 26, 2023
If Deandre Hopkins goes to the Chiefs, Eagles, or Ravens, I might vomit.
— AJ (@ComatoseSosa) May 26, 2023
DeAndre Hopkins on the Chiefs would be a problem
— Dan Bean Sports (@DanBeanSports) May 26, 2023
DO NOT ALLOW DEANDRE HOPKINS TO SIGN WITH THE CHIEFS! pic.twitter.com/jFA0ZfpB6z
— EJ (@ejtowne) May 26, 2023
Imagine the Kansas City Chiefs signed DeAndre Hopkins #scary
— AlmightyDex (@Dex_Taylor3) May 26, 2023
Just for future reference if Deandre Hopkins becomes a Chief, I'm not watching the NFL this year. Straight up I'll boycott it. No use. Just give them the trophy now.
— KTG (@KnowTheGame38) May 26, 2023
If DeAndre Hopkins signs with the Chiefs the NFL might as well just give them the Lombardi now
— Nick (@NotoriousFNTSY) May 26, 2023
— Frankie Two Eyes (@FrankieTripi716) May 26, 2023
Man if Deandre hopkins goes to the chiefs it’s gonna be good night for the league.
— ZSPN-TV (@DaHaitianJoker) May 26, 2023
God help us all if DeAndre Hopkins goes to the Chiefs of all teams
— Alex DiGiovanni (@LVRaider2487) May 26, 2023
DeAndre Hopkins is a game-changer and the Chiefs don't need any more firepower. Keep him away from KC! See my bio bro
— Demetria_Zapata (@ZapataDeme14021) May 26, 2023