DeAndre Hopkins is one of the greatest wide receivers of his generation. Injuries and suspensions have resulted in a decrease in playing time and production, but he still has all the talent in the world – despite being 31 years old. He still has a lot left in the tank, especially if he can stay healthy and out of trouble.
Hopkins was drafted by the Houston Texans with the No. 27 overall pick (1st round) in the 2013 NFL Draft and spent the first 7 years of his career with the team. He was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in 2020 and spent three seasons with them before signing with the Tennessee Titans ahead of the 2023 season.
Over the past 11 seasons, DeAndre Hopkins has tallied 880 receptions (1,415 targets) for 11,674 yards and 71 touchdowns. He’s a five-time Pro Bowl receiver, three-time First-Team All-Pro, and two-time Second-Team All-Pro. He had at least 1,000 yards six times and at least 10 touchdowns three times.
DeAndre Hopkins Has 40 Career 100-Yard Games With 11 Different Quarterbacks
There are quarterbacks who make their receivers look good and then there are receivers who make their quarterback look good. DeAndre Hopkins is one of those receivers who makes his QB better and he has proven it throughout his career – which has seen him play alongside a revolving door of quarterbacks.
Uncertainty at the QB position has never stopped him from putting on a show. I mean, we’re talking about a wide receiver who has eclipsed the 100-yard mark 40 times in his career – making him one of just 24 receivers to do so – and has a chance to become the ninth receiver in NFL history to do so 50 times.
Even more impressive than that is the fact that he recorded at least 100 yards in a game with 11 different quarterbacks since entering the league. Like we said – it doesn’t seem to matter who his QB is, he always finds a way to show up and show out. At the end of the day, that’s what you want out of your star receiver.
With that said, let’s test your knowledge of the NFL and see how many of those 11 quarterbacks you can name.
1. Matt Schaub (1 game)
Matt Schaub was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins during the 2013 season when they both played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in all 16 games that season, but Schaub only played in 10 games (only eight of those were starts). They connected for one 100-yard game during their short time together.
That game came against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 15, 2013 – Week 2 of the 2013 regular season. Schaub finished the game 26 of 48 for 298 yards, 3 TDs, and 2 INTs, while Hopkins had 7 catches for 117 yards and 1 TD. It was the first 100-yard game of his career and it came in just his second NFL game.
Hopkins went on to finish his rookie season with 52 receptions (91 targets) for 802 yards and 2 TDs. He only had one 100-yard game that season, but he had at least 75 yards on four occasions and at least 60 yards on seven occasions. He showed glimpses of superstar ability, but it hadn’t fully materialized yet.
2. Ryan Fitzpatrick (4 games)
Ryan Fitzpatrick was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins during the 2014 season when they both played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in all 16 games that season, but Fitzpatrick only played in 12 games (all of which were starts). They connected for four 100-yard games during their short time together.
His first 100-yard game with Fitzpatrick came in Week 3 (Sept. 21) when he had 6 catches for 116 yards against the Giants. He did it again in Week 7 (Oct. 20) with 6 catches for 108 yards against the Steelers and did it a third time in Week 9 (Nov. 2) with 6 catches for 115 yards and 1 touchdown vs. the Eagles.
The fourth and final time came in Week 13 (Nov. 30) against the Tennessee Titans when Hopkins had one of the best games of his career – he finished with 9 catches for 238 yards and 2 TDs. Hopkins went on to finish the 2014 season with 76 catches (127 targets) for 1,210 yards and 6 touchdowns in 16 games.
3. Ryan Mallett (1 game)
Ryan Mallett was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins during the 2014 and 2015 seasons when they both played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in all 32 games during that span, while Mallett only played in nine games (including six starts). They connected for one 100-yard game during their time together.
That game came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 27, 2015 – Week 3 of the 2015 regular season. Mallett finished the game 24 of 39 with 228 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT, while Hopkins had 8 catches for 101 yards and 1 TD. It was the sixth 100-yard game of his career and it came in his 35th NFL game.
Hopkins went on to eclipse the 100-yard mark in the next two games – Week 4 and Week 5 of the 2015 season. Mallett was the starting quarterback for both of those games, but he was benched in favor of Brian Hoyer in both of them – he only threw for 46 yards in Week 4 and 31 yards in Week 5 (to Hopkins).
4. Brian Hoyer (3 games)
Brian Hoyer was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins during the 2015 season when they both played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in all 16 games that season, while Hoyer only played in 11 games (nine of which were starts). They connected for three 100-yard games during their short time together.
Those first two games came in Week 4 and Week 5. Hopkins had 3 catches for 46 yards with Ryan Mallett in the first half of Week 4, but went on to have 6 catches for 111 yards with Hoyer in the second. He then had 3 catches for 31 yards with Mallett in Week 5, but had 8 catches for 138 yards with Hoyer.
Hopkins’ third 100-yard game with Hoyer came against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 18, 2015 – Week 6 of the regular season. Hoyer finished the game 24 of 36 with 293 yards and 3 TDs, while Hopkins had 10 catches for 148 yards and 2 TDs. It was Hopkins’ fourth consecutive game with at least 100 yards.
5. T.J. Yates (2 games)
T.J. Yates was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins during the 2013, 2015, and 2017 seasons when they both played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in 47 games during those three seasons, while Yates only played in 11 of those games (five of which were starts). The duo had two 100-yard games together.
The first game came during the 2015 season when Yates made two starts. His first start of the year came in Week 11 (Nov. 22) against the New York Jets. Yates finished the game 16 of 34 with 229 yards and 2 TDs, while Hopkins had 5 catches for 118 yards and 2 TDs – including a 61-yard TD in the 2nd quarter.
The second 100-yard game came during the 2017 season during Yates’ third stint with the team. He was thrust into the starting role when Tom Savage suffered a concussion in Week 14 – Hopkins already had 3 catches for 37 yards with Savage as QB, but went on to have 8 catches for 112 yards with Yates as QB.
6. Brandon Weeden (1 game)
Brandon Weeden was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins during the 2015 and 2018 seasons when they both played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in 32 games during those two years, while Weeden only played in three of those games (one of which was a start). They had one 100-yard game together.
That game came against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 27, 2015 – Week 16 of the 2015 regular season. Weeden finished the game 15 of 24 with 200 yards and 2 TDs, while Hopkins had 7 catches (11 targets) for 117 yards and 1 TD. It was his sixth 100-yard game of 2015 and 12th 100-yard game of his career.
DeAndre Hopkins went on to finish the 2015 season with 111 receptions (192 targets) for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns – all of which were career-highs. It was also the first 100-catch season of his career, the first 1,500-yard season of his career, and his first season with at least 10 TDs. It was a special season.
7. Brock Osweiler (2 games)
Brock Osweiler was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins during the 2016 season when they both played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in all 16 games that season, while Osweiler played in 15 games (14 of which were starts). The QB-WR duo had two 100-yard games during their short time together.
The first game came against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 18, 2016 (Week 2 of the 2016 regular season). Osweiler finished the game 19 of 33 with 268 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INTs, while Hopkins had 7 receptions (11 targets) for 113 yards and 1 TD. It was the 13th 100-yard performance of Hopkins’ career.
The second game came against the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 1, 2017 (Week 17 of the 2016 regular season). Osweiler finished the game 21 of 40 with 253 yards and 1 TD, while Hopkins had 7 receptions (11 targets) for 123 yards. He finished the 2016 season with 78 catches for 954 yards and 4 touchdowns.
8. Deshaun Watson (14 games)
Deshaun Watson was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins between 2017 and 2019 when they played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in 46 games during that span, while Watson played in 37 games – he missed the final nine games of his rookie year after tearing his ACL during practice on Nov. 2, 2017.
Watson and Hopkins were one of the most feared and dynamic QB-WR duos in the NFL between 2017 and 2019. Hopkins had at least 100 yards in 14 games with Watson as his quarterback – that’s roughly 38% of the time they played together. He did it twice in 2017, seven times in 2018, and five times in 2019.
Hopkins spent seven years with the Texans and had 632 catches (1,048 targets) for 8,602 yards and 54 touchdowns with the team between 2013 and 2019. Meanwhile, Watson spent four years with the Texans and had 14,539 passing yards, 104 passing TDs, 36 INTs, and 17 rushing TDs between 2017 and 2020.
9. Tom Savage (2 games)
Tom Savage was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins during the 2014, 2016, and 2017 seasons when they both played for the Houston Texans. Hopkins played in 47 games in those three seasons, while Savage played in just 13 games (nine of which were starts). They had two 100-yard games together.
Their first 100-yard game came against the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 12, 2017 – Week 10 of the 2017 regular season. Savage finished the game 18 of 36 with 221 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions, while Hopkins had 7 catches (14 targets) for 111 yards. It was the 16th 100-yard game of Hopkins’ career.
Their second 100-yard game came against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 27, 2017 – Week 12 of the 2017 regular season. Savage finished the game 22 of 37 with 252 yards, 0 TDs, and 2 INTs, while Hopkins finished with 7 catches (10 targets) for 125 yards – it was the 17th 100-yard game of his career.
10. Kyler Murray (9 games)
Kyler Murray was teammates with DeAndre Hopkins for three seasons between 2020 and 2022 when they both played for the Arizona Cardinals. Hopkins played in 35 games during that three-year span, while Murray played in 41 games. The QB-WR duo tallied nine 100-yard games during their time together.
7 of those 100-yard games came in 2020 – he had 14 catches for 151 yards in Week 1, 10 catches for 137 yards in Week 3, 6 catches for 131 yards in Week 5, 10 catches for 103 yards in Week 7, 7 catches for 127 yards in Week 10, 9 catches for 136 yards in Week 14, and 9 catches for 169 yards in Week 15.
Murray is currently playing in his fifth season with the Cardinals – he has thrown for 13,848 yards, 84 TDs, and 41 INTs since entering the NFL. Meanwhile, Hopkins spent three seasons with the Cardinals between 2020 and 2022 and had 221 catches (320 targets) for 2,696 yards and 17 TDs during that span.
11. Ryan Tannehill (1 game)
Ryan Tannehill has been teammates with DeAndre Hopkins since he signed with the Tennessee Titans on July 24, 2023. They’ve been teammates for six games now and they’ve both received a start in all six of those games – though Tannehill was recently injured and is expected to miss some time as a result.
Their first four games together were decent – Hopkins had 18 catches (31 targets) for 216 yards before having his breakout performance with the Titans. It was during their Week 5 game vs. the Indianapolis Colts that he went off with 8 catches (11 targets) for 140 yards – the 40th 100-yard game of his career.
It was his first 100-yard game since October 30, 2022 and just his third 100-yard game since the start of 2021. With Tannehill nursing an injury in the coming weeks, it’s unclear when/if this QB-WR duo will tally another 100-yard game together. With that being said, we could see a 12th quarterback join this list soon!
What’s Next for DeAndre Hopkins?
DeAndre Hopkins is in his first season with the Tennessee Titans and is still trying to find his groove with the team – though he has certainly shown glimpses of his old self. For example, he had 7 catches for 65 yards in the Titans’ season opener and, more recently, had 8 catches for 140 yards in their Week 5 loss.
Hopkins has 27 catches (47 targets) for 376 yards through the first six games of the season, but has yet to find the back of the endzone. He’s starting to take part in more of the team’s offensive snaps and will continue to see opportunities as the season goes on, so don’t expect him to remain TD-less for long.
With that said, what’s next for a 31-year-old wide receiver who has already surpassed the 10,000-yard mark? Winning has to be a top priority for DeAndre Hopkins right now, especially for someone who has only played in six playoff games over the past 11 seasons. Of course, more 100-yard games is nice, too!
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