DeAndre Hopkins and the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $54.5 million,according to Ian Rappaport,making the wideout the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history.
Hopkins negotiated the contract himself and will earn $42.75 million guaranteed.He will get $27.5 million as a signing bonus.
Arizona acquired Hopkins in a trade with the Houston Texans when the new league year began on March 16, and it was understood then the receiver would want a restructured deal.
On his previous contract signed with Houston, Hopkins was slated to make $12.5 million in 2020, $13.5 million in 2021 and $13.9 million in 2022 — all well below the market value for a top-five receiver. None of that money was guaranteed.