Eight months after being traded by the Houston Texans, Hopkins seemed to throw shade at his old squad while praising his new team:
Hopkins has since deleted the tweet.
Former Houston head coach/general manager Bill O'Brien sent Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round draft pick to the Cardinals for running back David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
The deal left everyone stunned, and ESPN's Bill Barnwell gave Houston a grade of F with this assessment: "Even if O'Brien decided that it was time to move on from Hopkins and didn't want to reward a frustrated player who was clamoring for a new deal, there's no way O'Brien can settle for a mid-second-round pick, let alone simultaneously sending a pick swap to acquire a distressed, underwater contract."
Hopkins has taken well to his new surroundings with an NFL-high 912 receiving yards through 10 games. He was also involved in the most-talked-about play of the season when he caught Kyler Murray's 43-yard Hail Mary on the final offensive play of the game in a 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 15.
Arizona holds the No. 7 seed in the NFC with a 6-4 record.
Things haven't worked out well in Houston without Hopkins. Johnson ranks third on the team with 569 yards from scrimmage, but he's on injured reserve after suffering a concussion in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Texans fired O'Brien after an 0-4 start, and they're on track to post their first losing record since 2017.