Deshaun Watson Would Like to Reunite With DeAndre Hopkins in Cleveland

Deshaun Watson with the Houston Texans in 2020
Deshaun Watson with the Houston Texans in 2020. Photo by Allan Dranberg/CSM/Shutterstock (11072306j)

The Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Deshaun Watson wants to play with wide receiver Deshaun Hopkins again.

Speaking with reports at a charity golf tournament on Tuesday, Watson said that he is hoping Hopkins will consider a reunion in Cleveland after the two previously shared a locker room with the Houston Texans. Hopkins is currently a free agent, having been released by the Arizona Cardinals last week.

“Of course, we would love to have him,” Watson shared.

However, Watson admitted that there is only so much he can do to make it happen.

“He knows that we had a lot of connections, but that’s kind of out of my range of things,” he added. “So all I can do is make a call and see what happens and let AB (Browns’ general manager Andrew Berry) do the rest.”

It remains to be seen whether Watson gets his wish, although it seems highly unlikely at the moment. The Browns are currently in a tough salary cap position and would have to get really creative to offer Hopkins the kind of contract he wants. They also face tough competition, with teams like the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs also being interested in veterans.

Watson and Hopkins played two full seasons together in Houston and showed a great connection. Hopkins had 100+ catches and 1,100+ receiving yards while earning First-Team All-Pro nods in both of those seasons.