The. Arizona Cardinals traded for one of the most dominant wide receivers in the league a few months ago, and the team’s quarterback appears pretty happy about it.
DeAndre Hopkins is coming off a 1,165-yard receiving season, despite drawing the majority of the coverage from his opposition. And now, he joins future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald, as well as young up-and-comers Christian Kirk and Andy Isabella in what could be the league’s most exciting 4×1 set.
Murray now gets the benefit of getting to watch the tape of his rookie campaign, to further develop as a passer, and also to throw to a 28-year-old superstar that finds a way to get open — no matter what. And even though Murray knew about the trade to acquire Hopkins before the rest of us, he apparently was also taken aback by it — elated over the possibility of playing pitch-and-catch with one of the best receivers in the game, which he revealed on ESPN’s “First Take.”
“I knew it two weeks before and I still didn’t believe it until they tweeted it and it got announced,” Murray said, as transcribed by azcentral.com. “I had a smile from ear to ear. Obviously, getting to work with him a couple weeks ago, great dude, loves to play football and I’m excited to have him.”
We can’t wait to watch the two connect time and time again this season. The Cardinals offense will be fun to watch in 2020 and beyond.