DeAndre Hopkins is off the market. The superstar wide receiver has agreed to a two-year deal with the Tennessee Titans. During his short time as a free agent, Hopkins attracted multiple suitors, and the rumor mill was abuzz with speculation on his next landing spot.
Now that the matter is settled, what’s the impact on DeAndre Hopkins odds and the Titans’ future props overall? Let’s take a look at the most recent odds shifts across the top NFL betting sites.
Titans Week 1 odds
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Hopkins lands in Tennessee
Back in May, the Arizona Cardinals released Hopkins after failing to find a trade partner. The surprising news immediately led to Hopkins being a hot commodity on the free agent market. He has been linked with multiple teams since that point, but speculation eventually centered on him landing with the Chiefs, Patriots, or Titans.
Last week, the news broke that Hopkins had agreed to a deal with the Titans. It’s reportedly a two-year contract worth $26 million, which could jump to $32 million in total with incentives. For year one, Hopkins will earn a base salary of $12 million, a figure that could increase to $15 million if he hits his performance benchmarks.
Titans gain little traction in NFL futures
Since the news of the Hopkins signing, there has been little change in the Titans’ odds to win Super Bowl 58. The club remains toward the back of the pack in betting lines for the big game. However, Tennessee is starting to see a little bit of traction in two other NFL futures markets.
- To win the AFC South:
- To make the playoffs:
The Jaguars are still heavily favored to win the AFC South, but the signing of Hopkins has at least led to the Titans closing the gap slightly as far as betting odds are concerned. On the NFL playoff odds front, Tennessee was sitting at odds of +300 for much of the offseason, but the number has shortened in recent days.
For the team’s regular season win total, the Titans currently stand at . Last season, the club ended up at 7-10 following a seven-game skid. Prior to that, the team booked nine wins or more for six straight seasons.
Does Hopkins improve the Titans’ offense?
Looking back to last season, the Titans averaged 296.8 yards and 17.5 points per game on offense. The team was in the back end of the league in both metrics. For the passing game alone, Tennessee averaged 171.4 yards per game, which ranked 30th out of 32 teams.
Hopkins is coming off an injury-shortened season in Arizona. Over nine games, he hauled in 64 receptions for 717 yards and three TDs. For his last full season, in 2020, he was among the league leaders with a stat line of 115/1,407/6. According to his current season-long prop odds, sportsbooks are not expecting him to reach that level of productivity in the coming campaign.
- Total receiving yards:
- Total receiving TDs:
Robert Woods was the Titans’ top receiver a season ago at 53/527/2. He signed a two-year, $15.25 million deal with the Houston Texans during free agency. Hopkins will clearly be atop the depth chart in Tennessee, with Treylon Burks and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine penciled in as the other two starting wideouts as training camp gets set to begin.
As long as he stays healthy, Derrick Henry will likely continue to be the engine that makes the Tennessee offense go. A wide receiver of Hopkins’ caliber should only further open things up for presumptive starter Ryan Tannehill, who is returning from an injury-shortened season of his own. If everything clicks just right, things could be looking up on offense in Tennessee.