EDITOR’S NOTE: This article refers to Hopkins’ contract with the Cardinals that ended with his release from the team on May 26, 2023. Click here for the full details of his free agent deal with the Tennessee Titans running through the 2024 season.
The star wideout signed a two-year extension in 2021 to stick around in Arizona — Boardroom dives into the details of the Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins contract.
The Arizona Cardinals acquired DeAndre Hopkins before the 2020 season to help quarterback Kyler Murray be more productive in then-head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. During the ensuing offseason, Hopkins and the Cardinals inked a highly lucrative extension to the tune of additional two years and . That pact was meant to keep Hopkins in Arizona potentially through the 2024 season.
Hopkins is truly one of the NFL’s best pass-catchers and has been regardless of who has been throwing him the ball. Whether it’s Murray in Arizona or the QB carousel he experienced during his seven years with the Houston Texans, “Nuk” grew into quite the outstanding playmaker after being taken 27th overall out of Clemson by the Texans in the 2013 NFL Draft. Through the 2022 campaign, he’s a five-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro selection.
So, what do the finer details of his extension really look like? Boardroom takes a look at the numbers behind the Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins contract.
DeAndre Hopkins Contract & Salary Details
Total value: $54,500,000
Average annual value: $27,250,000
Guaranteed at signing: $42,750,000
Free agency: 2025
2022 salary: $13,900,000
Hopkins has a potential out in his contract that could be used after the 2022 season, but he also has a clause that will allow him to void the 2024 year in his deal if he hits one of the following milestones from 2020 through the end of the 2023 season:
- 400 receptions
- 5,000 receiving yards
- 40 touchdowns
- 4 All-Pro selections
As it stands right now, Hopkins has 157 catches, 1,979 yards, and 14 touchdowns. He was not named to an All-Pro team in the past two years, so that qualifier is eliminated. With 11 games remaining in 2022 in addition to a potentially full slate in 2023, Hopkins hasn’t hit the halfway point on any of the remaining marks, making the ability to void the final year of his contract less likely.
DeAndre Hopkins’ Career Earnings
CAREER BASE SALARY: $46,938,338
CAREER SIGNING BONUS: $37,093,359
CAREER BONUSES/INCENTIVES: $27,546,194
TOTAL CAREER EARNINGS THRU 2022: $111,577,890
ESTIMATED SALARY EARNINGS THRU 2024 SEASON: $81,303,338
ESTIMATED TOTAL EARNINGS THRU 2024 SEASON: $145,942,890
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