10 Facts About DeAndre Hopkins That Will Impress You.
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10. In September of 2020, it was confirmed Hopkins negotiated his own contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals.
Hopkins negotiated and then agreed on a further two years bringing his contract with the Cardinals to five years in total and the extension is worth $54.4 million. Hopkins negotiated 90 percent of the contract himself after dumping his agent. One reason for working out his own contract was due to a desire to move into management at the end of his playing career. Hopkins’ $54.4 million extension makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL.
9. Hopkins is one player to be infringed upon by the NFL’s lame rules on uniforms and cleats
The NFL has long been known as the No Fun League as it prevents players from expressing themselves. On September 11, 2016, Hopkins wore a pair of Yeezy 350 Boosts cleats designed by Kanye West. The game was against the Chicago Bears and saw Hopkins star once more. The NFL fined Hopkins a grand total of $6,000 for wearing the shoes as they broke the uniform policy for not having a solid color base. The fine was ridiculous as the grey, white, and black cleats didn’t look too bad.
8. One of Hopkins’ more famous exes is Iggy Azalea.
The romance between the two was short lived and according to an interview with Azalea, their relationship ended due to Hopkins wanting her to stop “hoeing around”. Azalea stated she didn’t want to change her ways or life just because Hopkins wanted her to alter herself for the relationship. The two began their romance through Instagram as Azalea began flirting with Hopkins while he played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins was Azalea’s follow-up love interest following her break up with NBA player Nick Young in 2016.