DeAndre Hopkins has been a free agent for several days, yet the teams pursuing the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver are unknown. The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills were reportedly active in acquiring Hopkins prior to his release and are believed to , but the teams that aren't pursuing Hopkins have publicized their lack of interest in him.
Hours after New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh and Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel all but said their teams won't be signing Hopkins, the three-time first-team All-Pro wide receiver put out this cryptic tweet.
…????????????— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) May 31, 2023
Hopkins has also signed with Klutch Sports this week after previously representing himself. Kelton Crenshaw will be Hopkins' agent going forward as he seeks out a new team. Crenshaw represents DeVonta Smith, Chase Young, and Kayvon Thibodeaux -- all of whom are in the NFC East.
As for the two teams that passed on Hopkins? Saleh said "we love our current group" when referring to the Jets, who revamped their wide receiver room this offseason. The Titans didn't revamp the position like the Jets did, but Vrabel said the team is "focused on the players they have here." Tennessee didn't rule out Hopkins, but he doesn't appear to be an option.
Hopkins has the eighth-most receiving yards through a player's first 10 seasons in NFL history (11.298) and the fourth-most receptions after a player's first 10 seasons (853).