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Trading for DeAndre Hopkins despatched shockwaves all through the NFL panorama as quickly as Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim pulled off the deal.
Turns out, the trade that despatched David Johnson, a second-round decide and a 2021 fourth-round decide to the Houston Texans for Hopkins and a fourth-round decide was named the Transaction of the Year at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday.
Hopkins was an on the spot distinction maker for the Cardinals, racking up greater than 10 catches and greater than 100 yards in two of his first three video games along with his new crew.
When all was stated and completed, he completed with a franchise document 115 catches, seven 100-yard video games, was voted to his fifth Pro Bowl and named Second Team All-Pro.
The transaction was named the Alpha Award winner at the convention, which takes into consideration transactions from all sports activities, together with main European soccer.
Previous winners of the award embrace two trades that concerned present Phoenix Suns start line guard Chris Paul when he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013 and the Houston Rockets in 2018.
The award was given to the New York Yankees in 2020 for his or her trade to select up infielder D.J. LeMahieu.
The Oakland Raiders are the one different NFL crew to win the award for his or her 2019 trade of Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears, which started in 2013.
In that trade, the Bears gave away two first-round picks, a third-round decide and a sixth-round decide.