DeAndre Hopkins has already become one of the most popular Cardinals because, well, he's DeAndre Hopkins.
But Friday, the wide receiver acquired in trade earlier this month and who may not have even gotten out to Arizona yet, made a gesture that goes beyond football and figures to only endear him more to the fan base. Hopkins announced on Twitter he was donating $150,000 to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund. That fund was started just this week, at its foundation a $1 million initial donation by the Cardinals.
"To my new AZ family, I can't wait until everything settles down so I can get out there and play in front of you all," Hopkins wrote. "Until then, I wanted to do my part for my new community and donate $150,000 to the Arizona Coronvirus Relief Fund. Stay safe and rise up, Red Sea."
While Hopkins has yet to hold any press conference -- not a surprise, given the odd circumstances within which everyone must live and work right now -- he's made multiple posts on social media indicating his excitement in coming to the Cardinals in the trade. That he was willing to step into that feeling about his new home with this donation only underscores how he feels.