The NFL has a new favorite player on its roster.
NFL Network’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the New York Giants have signed receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a two-year contract worth $17 million.
The contract, which includes $9 million in guaranteed money, will be Hopkins’ fifth contract with the Giants.
It was originally reported that Hopkins was headed to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Giants also added tight end Jake Ballard in the trade.
The team also lost cornerback Justin Tuck and receiver Brandon Marshall.
It’s a huge loss for the Giants, who were a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in 2016.
They finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Hopkins has been in a bad situation in recent years.
He caught just one pass for 23 yards last season.
He’s been in and out of the lineup with injuries and a knee injury in recent seasons.
He missed three games in 2016 with a concussion and another in 2017 with a hamstring strain.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Hopkins was coming off a season in which he caught 59 passes for 886 yards and seven touchdowns.