The Arizona Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins has shown he isn't afraid to speak his mind on social media.
Especially when it comes to his former team.
The star wide receiver took some shots at the Houston Texans, the team with which he spent the first seven seasons of his NFL career before a March 2020 trade, on Twitter on Friday with a couple of posts.
First, he replied to a tweet by the Cardinals with his statistics from his first season in Arizona, in which he earned he earned Pro Bowl honors for a fifth time.
"An (sic) they said I’m only worth a 2nd rounder," he wrote.
An they said I’m only worth a 2nd rounder 😂😂😂 https://t.co/vXN2wqXrV8— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) February 26, 2021
He wasn't done, however.
Hopkins then responded to a tweet about loyalty from earlier this week from Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, his former teammate in Houston, with the words: "It’s a code we live by."
it’s a code we live by. https://t.co/3fgteAb9jb— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) February 26, 2021
Hopkins was traded to Arizona last offseason in a deal that included running back David Johnson going to Houston.
The Cardinals sent a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick to the Texans in the deal, with Houston sending a fourth-round selection to Arizona.
Houston was ridiculed by fans and media alike for the trade, but it seems to have worked out well … for the Cardinals.
Just look at that first tweet that Hopkins replied to. The wide receiver had quite a first season in Arizona.
This isn't the first time Hopkins has criticized his former team on Twitter.
In July, he roasted the Texans in a Tweet congratulating Patrick Mahomes on his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
24 reasons why Mahomes deserves that. 0 Doubts he will win more Super Bowls.— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) July 7, 2020
Coincidence? Probably not.
In September, Hopkins tweeted the word "Grateful" after the Texans lost to the Chiefs in the first game of the 2020 NFL season, 34-20.
Many speculated that Hopkins was throwing shade at the Texans with his tweet, but the wide receiver responded on Twitter saying: "Naw y’all reaching, I was on @FallonTonight tonight. Dream come true where I’m from. More blessings !!!"
In October, Hopkins tweeted and then deleted a tweet responding to Texans owner Cal McNair defending his team's trade of the wide receiver to the Cardinals.
“Since I’am my own agent I guess I can speak on my clients departure," Hopkins tweeted." Kyle [sic] you never responded to my client when he thanked you after his departure. My client never asked for a new deal he asked for a bandaid deal which means a little raise. My client is very happy in AZ btw!”
Hopkins signed a massive extension with the Cardinals last season and still appears very happy to be in Arizona.
And evidently also very happy to be out of Houston.