The Houston Texans have traded wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for running back David Johnson. The trades also come with a late-round pick and a second-round pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Hopkins is coming off his third straight 1,000-yard receiving season.
Johnson signed a three-year, $39 million contract extension in 2018. He has cap hits of $10.2 million in 2020 and $7.9 million in 2021. According to ESPN, the Texans will take on all of Johnson’s salary.
That comes to the tune of $14 million owed for 2020, $15 million in 2021 and $13.9 million in 2022.
Talk about getting the bag!
However, Johnson’s output has been on a downslide. During his breakout 2016 season, he finished with a knee injury in Week 17. He then suffered a wrist fracture in the third quarter of Week 1 in 2017 and was out for the rest of the season.
The Cardinals are also to receive a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft. In addition, the Texans get a second-round pick this year and a fourth-round selection in 2021.