Should the Colts go after DeAndre Hopkins?

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On Friday, the Arizona Cardinals released DeAndre Hopkins. Should the Indianapolis Colts try signing the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver?

There is a brand new prize that teams will be making their push to go out and get, and his name is DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins was recently released by the Arizona Cardinals after disputes and questions about his future with the team, and he is now out there as a free agent.

Hopkins is supposedly looking for a solid quarterback and stable management, which he has not had throughout his career, as well as to win games. Naturally, teams such as the Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs, and many others will be on the list of teams that can acquire him.

As for the Indianapolis Colts, this depends on his view of how good Anthony Richardson is in terms of leading this new offense.

Would DeAndre Hopkins be interested in Colts?

The Colts do have the advantage of having Reggie Wayne as the wide receivers coach, this pairing together would be two great masterminds at the position getting to work. Indianapolis does already have Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce to lead their receiving core, but a developing Richardson could always use more weapons.

Then again, the Colts are not necessarily in win-now mode, and Hopkins would not be a part of a Super Bowl team until his older age, unless this team has a complete shift.

There are other options for receiving help on the market if the Colts are looking for that, and those options may also be cheaper than Hopkins. Hopkins also only played nine games last season for Arizona, as his future health can come into question as he continues into his 30s.

In those nine games, he saw 96 targets for 64 receptions and 717 yards, which are pretty solid numbers all things considered. While he may not be the superstar he once was, he is still a very productive receiver when he can stay on the field, but the Colts may be out of the running.

Yes, they have cap space, and yes, there is always room in a receiving room for a player of his caliber, but paying the price tag on a luxury receiver is something Indy is not in a great position to go out and get done.