Jan 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 18-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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DeAndre Hopkins willing to restructure contract for Julio Jones

DeAndre Hopkins admittedly relishes the idea of fellow wide receiver Julio Jones joining him on the Arizona Cardinals.

Hopkins, in fact, showed his hand Friday on social media.

“Somebody at the gym asked me would I restructure my contract for Julio?” Hopkins wrote on Twitter. He then added a gif of actor Neil Patrick Harris providing an enthusiastic thumbs up gesture.

Although it’s a defensive coordinator’s nightmare to pair the two high-profile wideouts on the same team, Hopkins likely will need some help in order to entice Jones into joining the Arizona Cardinals. Hopkins’ base salary in 2021 stands at $4.75 million, and he’ll need more than just reducing it to the minimum of $1.075 million to get Jones — whose base salary is $15.3 million.

Per SportsBetting.ag, the Baltimore Ravens (+275) and San Francisco 49ers (+300) have the shortest odds to land Jones should the Falcons elect to trade the wideout. The New England Patriots (+450), Los Angeles Chargers (+600) and Tennessee Titans (+600) are the next teams on the list.

Jones, 32, caught 51 passes for 771 yards and three touchdowns in nine games in 2020. His low production was a byproduct of injuries.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection has three years left on his contract, including $11.53 million for 2022 and 2023.

Jones’ career average of 95.5 receiving yards per game is the best in NFL history, but a hamstring injury derailed his 2020 season and third-year pro Calvin Ridley caught 90 passes for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns.

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