Hopkins-to-Cardinals deal held up over physicals

Hopkins-to-Cardinals deal held up over physicals

The fact that the biggest trade of the NFL offseason hasn’t been finalized probably isn’t a big deal.

DeAndre Hopkins from the Houston Texans for running back David Johnson and a second-round pick. The team also swapped fourth-round picks. The Texans are getting a 2021 fourth-round pick and the Cardinals get a 2020 fourth-round pick. And for weeks, everyone ripped the Texans for a bad trade and most of us never stopped to wonder if the deal was officially complete.’ data-reactid=”15″>The Cardinals acquired All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Houston Texans for running back David Johnson and a second-round pick. The team also swapped fourth-round picks. The Texans are getting a 2021 fourth-round pick and the Cardinals get a 2020 fourth-round pick. And for weeks, everyone ripped the Texans for a bad trade and most of us never stopped to wonder if the deal was officially complete.

It’s not. But the Cardinals aren’t worried, coach Kliff Kingsbury said.

Big Texans-Cardinals trade needs to be finalized

In yet another example of how coronavirus restrictions are affecting things we never usually think about in the NFL world, physical exams have not been completed on the Hopkins-Johnson trade.

DeAndre Hopkins was traded from the Texans to Cardinals, though the trade isn’t finalized. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Players need to finish physicals

Even though the Texans have been ripped mercilessly over the past few weeks, there’s no reason to think they’d want out of the deal. They made it voluntarily, after all. Nothing has changed for them.