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DeAndre Hopkins signs 2-year extension with Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has reportedly become the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history.

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is going to be sticking around the Valley for the next few years after signing an extension, the team announced Tuesday. 

According to multiple reports earlier in the day, the extension is for 2-years and worth $54.5 million extension. The team confirmed that Hopkins was signed to a contract extension that would keep him with the team through the 2024 season, but "in accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed."

NFL insider Ian Rapoport said in a tweet Tuesday the extension includes $42.75 million in guaranteed money. Rapoport also said Hopkins negotiated the deal himself.

This makes Hopkins the highest paid non-quarterback in NFL history. The total deal is worth $94 million, keeping Hopkins in Arizona until the 2024 season, said a report from ESPN.  

The Cardinals traded running back David Johnson a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick to Houston in exchange for Hopkins and a fourth-rounder in March. 

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Hopkins is a 4-time Pro Bowler including each of the past three seasons.         

The 27-year-old had 1,378 yards in 2017, 1,572 yards in 2018 and 1,165 yards in 2019, averaging more than 10 touchdowns in each of those seasons. 

After the news broke, this tweet appeared on his account.

The Cardinals then confirmed the news later on Tuesday afternoon.

The Arizona Cardinals kick off the 2020 NFL season Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.