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 large the contract was.
One of these players is former Houston Texans’ wide receiver Deandre Hopkins who, like many other players, took to Twitter to congratulate Mahomes, but Hopkins could not pass up the opportunity to throw some shade at his former squad.
When Hopkins says, “24 reasons why Mahomes deserves that,” he is 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 absolutely lit the world on fire in the last three quarters, while the Texans floundered both offensively and defensively. In the second quarter, Mahomes threw four unanswered touchdown passes, allowing the Chiefs to emerge victorious by a score of 51-31.
Hopkins was later controversially traded away from the Texans, and now is looking to 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 and a second round draft pick. Most experts, and fans, agree that the Texans made a horrible decision that sent their second most valuable player for a player who may or may not stay healthy (David Johnson) and a draft pick not equal to Hopkins’ talent.
Hopkins and Texans head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien did not get along very well, and Hopkins very much enjoyed the news that he was traded away from a situation he was not happy with.
While Hopkins is not on an as talented and developed team in Arizona, he still remains one of the most talented receivers in the NFL, and he’s pretty talented at throwing shade too.