DeAndre Hopkins says he ranks ahead of Julio Jones, Michael Thomas among NFL receivers
Who’s the best wide receiver in the NFL?
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said he is, because two other likely contenders for that accolade – Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons and Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints – have enjoyed a perk that he hasn’t – a consistently Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback.
“I definitely think I’m the best,” Hopkins said during an appearance on ESPN Radio’s “Jalen and Jacoby” on Thursday. “I know I’m the best. Mike, my boy. I love Mike. We texted yesterday. But he know if I had Drew Brees my whole career what these numbers would be. Julio Jones know if I had Matt Ryan my whole career – that’s my boy, I train with Julio, too. He know what these numbers would be. Those guys are definitely blessed to be in a position where their whole career they had a Pro Bowl quarterback, a quarterback they spent multiple seasons with.
“But I don’t complain. I don’t make any excuses. I go out and work. Obviously, my team won a division championship five out of the seven years that I was there, and I think every team in the division went out and tried to get a DB every draft to stop what was coming to them every year. But nothing against those guys, but I definitely made three All-Pro first-teams also, so I’m not sure how many times that was done by those two guys.”
Hopkins caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards ...
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