[UPDATE 4:45 PM] - The full contract details aren’t out yet, but here are a couple of updates on the contract from Ian Rapoport:
The #Titans are giving star WR DeAndre Hopkins a 2-year, $26M deal worth up to $32M with incentives, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 16, 2023
He gets a base of $12M in Year 1 with a chance to get to $15M. https://t.co/4Vsy2sF1zG
On DeAndre Hopkins’ 2-year, $26M deal with the #Titans, there are $3M available in incentives each year. If he reaches 95 catches, 1,050 yards and 10 TDs, he gets all of it. Here is the full breakdown: https://t.co/WzOTxVEyxB pic.twitter.com/6mnmqCwMhG— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 16, 2023
Dianna Russini of ESPN is reporting that DeAndre Hopkins is expected to sign with the Tennessee Titans. This is a huge get for the Titans. Hopkins is 31 years old, but was really good last year. He is a really big upgrade to the Titans WR room.
I am probably overstating it here, but this makes the Titans the favorite in the AFC South. Their defense is going to be really good, and with the addition of DHop, the offense now has a chance to be good. They just need year two leaps from Treylon Burks and Chig Okonkwo. I would bet good money on those happening.
It will be interesting to see how the contract is structured. My guess is that it will basically be a 1-year deal with a few dead years on the end. Something similar to what the Baltimore Ravens did with Odell Beckham, Jr.
Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry have to be absolutely thrilled with this development.