DeAndre Hopkins: Watson and I can be ‘best duo’ in NFL
Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins?
Watson has played only one season — and barely that — with the Houston Texans, but Hopkins is already convinced that their quarterback-wide receiver duo will be the best in the league next season
It’s hard not to daydream what Deshaun can do with a full season under his belt, Hopkins added. [Before he got hurt] he was only getting better and better each week.
Before Watson came into his life, Hopkins had to put up with a motley carousel of mediocre schmoes at quarterback in Houston. Since entering the league in 2013, the wideout has caught touchdown passes from Matt Schaub, Case Keenum, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T.J. Yates, Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler and the aforementioned Savage. Needless to say, the lightning-rod Watson was a welcome addition into Hopkins’ orbit.
Stafford’s advice to those prospects awaiting their draft fate is simple.
I think the biggest thing you can do is just go be yourself, he said. Be yourself, work hard and let the chips fall as they may. If those guys do that, I think they’ll be successful. All those guys are super talented. You watch them play in college football and they do a great job with their teams. Just go out there and have fun doing it.
Stafford pointed out each quarterback will enter a unique situation, but there will undoubtedly be additional connections made to any selected by the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are coming off the NFL’s second 0-16 season, while Stafford was selected by the Lions after the franchise became the first to accomplish the dubious feat.