As a rookie with the Houston Texans in 2013, DeAndre Hopkins was a huge part of the team’s success.
He had a career-high 1,500-yard season and helped lead the team to a Super Bowl championship.
But the first half of the season was a disaster for Hopkins, as he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 3.
His team then lost him for the season, which hurt him as well.
When Hopkins returned to the field for the final five games of the year, the Texans won the AFC South and made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
His return gave the Texans a chance to make the playoffs again.
But as the season went on, Hopkins struggled with his knee.
In Week 6, Hopkins was on the sidelines during the Houston-Kansas City game.
After missing two weeks, Hopkins returned for the AFC divisional game, where he was benched.
The Texans would go on to win that game, as they defeated the Broncos.
Hopkins had a solid season, and the Texans would make the AFC Championship Game, but the team was already a contender in 2017.
The team needed to improve its passing game, and Hopkins was an obvious candidate to be a big part of that.
As the season wore on, he struggled to find the right quarterback, and his play in the preseason showed he wasn’t ready for the role.
But then, he came back in Week 6 and started the season at quarterback again.
This time, Hopkins made things work, as the Texans went 8-2.
The next two weeks were rough, as Hopkins struggled, as well, and Houston finished the season 9-4.
Heading into the 2017 season, Hopkins had some off-field issues to deal with, but he showed he was still ready to contribute.
Hopkins’ return was a big boost for the Texans.
They started the year 5-0, and were on the verge of the playoffs before their third game of the regular season.
When Houston lost the game to the Cleveland Browns, it gave the Houston offense a chance for a playoff spot, and they won that game.
Hopkins finished the regular-season with 4,219 yards and 31 touchdowns.
It was his third straight season with more than 4,000 yards.
He also had 17 rushing touchdowns.
After the season ended, he was released by the Texans, and he signed with the Oakland Raiders.
After signing with the Raiders, Hopkins started four games in 2017, all of which came against the Patriots.
He finished the year with 478 yards, with six touchdowns and four interceptions.
Hopkins was able to bounce back from that disappointing season.
He was released again in 2018, and then signed with Atlanta Falcons.
He made his NFL debut in Week 1, and went on to finish the season with 2,006 yards and 18 touchdowns.
He has played well for the Falcons in 2017 and 2018, which should be a good sign for him.
However, he will have to prove himself again in 2017 if he is to earn another contract extension with the team.