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Mike Herndon: How DeAndre Hopkins Fits Within The Titans' New Offense

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have finally upgraded their wide receiver room with the reported addition of three-time All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins, a move that clearly announces their intention to compete for the AFC South title again in 2023.

Hopkins reportedly agreed to a two-year contract worth $26 million with incentives that could take the total value as high as $32 million. The total guarantees and overall structure of the deal have yet to be reported as of the time this was posted so it’s hard to comment too much on the value here.

DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins/ Courtesy Houston Texans

But if Hopkins maxes out his incentives – which would require him to reach 85 catches, 1,050 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns – he’ll prove to be an absolute steal at $16 million per year, which would rank him as the 18th-highest-paid receiver in the league.

How likely is it that Hopkins reaches those incentives? And how does he fit in Tim Kelly’s offense? Those are the questions I want to dive into, starting with the fit.

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