3 trade offers for the Carolina Panthers to land DeAndre Hopkins

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Carolina Panthers trade offer No. 1

After Jordan Schultz from The Score indicated the possibility of DeAndre Hopkins moving to pastures new, the rumor mill became a hotbed of trade scenarios and potential destinations. It almost seems too good to be true that he’d return home, but the Carolina Panthers will need help for their incoming quarterback in pursuit of major improvements next time around.

The Cardinals will likely ask for a steep price. But it’s worth remembering Hopkins is on the wrong side of 30 years old now and might not have that much longer at the very top.

Getting a first-round pick back for Hopkins is absolutely out of the question. Especially considering the Panthers would still be on the hook for some huge financial implications for good measure.

One could argue this money might be better spent elsewhere given how many needs the Panthers have right now. But players with proven qualities such as Hopkins don’t grow on trees and if the price is right, they’d be foolish not to consider the prospect.

Offering the Cardinals their second-round selection acquired from the San Francisco 49ers as part of the Christian McCaffrey trade is a tempting proposition. Although if Kyle Shanahan’s men go deep into the postseason, the pick’s value becomes less useful in this situation.