When the Cardinals traded for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, the question was whether Hopkins -- who still has three years left on his current contract -- would be asking for a new deal and more money. Now that the final parts of that trade are in place, the idea of Hopkins getting a new deal was posed to General Manager Steve Keim -- as was the pontential of a long-term deal getting done with running back Kenyan Drake.
Drake signed a one-year transition tag tender offer for $8.4 million, but he can still negotiate a long-term deal by July 15. Hopkins is scheduled to make $12.5 million this season, $13.5M in 2021 and $13.915M in 2022.
Conversations about new contracts have taken place, but nothing is imminent and Keim did not commit to anything Wednesday.
"Both those guys are guys we'd like to have long-term," Keim said. "Again, if it makes our organization better and the opportunity arises, we will certainly do that. I've had communication with both their agents. We'll continue to pound away. The draft is the most important part right now, but we will continue to have ongoing talks with both of those players' agents."
According to the NFL Players Association website, the Cardinals currently have about $8 million in salary cap space.