NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Houston Texans have signed the superstar receiver to a five-year contract extension, according to a source informed of the deal. Thea team later made the announcement official.
The extension is worth $81 million with nearly $49 million guaranteed, per Rapoport and NFL Network's James Palmer.
The 25-year-old former first-round pick was slated to enter the final year of his rookie contract, earning $7.915 million. He's now signed through 2022.
The massive contract extension placed Hopkins in line more with his production as the Texans go-to target. Playing with a gaggle of underwhelming quarterbacks, Hopkins has earned 317 receptions and 4,487 yards and 23 touchdowns in four seasons.