Buffalo Going Crazy Over Brandon Beane’s Comments
In the day and age of social media, it's difficult for things not to stay undercover when it comes to trades or free agent signings. That's just the nature of the business in 2023.
The Twitter machine will run wild with speculation and the number one topic of conversation over the last several weeks in NFL circles is regarding star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Hopkins was rumored to be traded from the Arizona Cardinals in March and April, but was released by the team during Memorial Day weekend, which now allows the all-pro to sign with any team.
At least a team who can afford to fit him under the salary cap.
Hopkins has many potential suitors, including the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texas, Kansas City Chiefs and yes, the Buffalo Bills.
The problem for the Bills and Chiefs is the salary cap. Neither team would likely be able to fit him under the cap, but both teams' make the most sense in regards to a signing. They're two of the top three teams in the AFC and will have Super Bowl or bust plans this season.
Many fans assumed the Bills are out of the Hopkins sweepstakes, after the signing of LB/edge rusher Leonard Floyd on Monday. Perhaps that's not the case.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane appeared on the Pat McAfee Show on Monday afternoon and said that he would never rule out Hopkins coming to Buffalo but added that he will "demand" a decent contract.
Beane also said that "that's as far as I'm going," after McAfee joked that negotiations were going fine...
There's no doubt the Bills have had conversations with Hopkins. No signing seems imminent but Beane is likely closely monitoring the situation...maybe in case the Chiefs are about to sign him.