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Arizona Cardinals pulled off one of the biggest steals in NFL history by acquiring DeAndre Hopkins from the Houston Texans

We were just a few hours shy of the 2020 NFL franchise tag deadline when long-time NFL reporter Peter King posted his usual Football Morning in America column on NBCSports.com. But this particular column featured a shocking report that star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins could very well be traded this offseason.

Even though the Houston Texans have made some questionable trades in the past — like trading two first-round picks and a second-round pick for Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills, and trading Jadeveon Clowney away for a third-round pick and a couple of lower-tier players — no one expected this to actually happen. 

Then, a few hours later, it actually happened.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Houston sent Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for running back David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick. 

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