DeAndre Hopkins and Jalen Ramsey have enjoyed their fair share of battles over their careers. However, Hopkins and Ramsey have nothing but respect for each other.
— ESPN (@espn) January 29, 2021
The History Behind DeAndre Hopkins & Jalen Ramsey
Hopkins and Ramsey used to first matchup against each other in the AFC South. Back then, Ramsey was a member of the Jaguars while Hopkins played for the Texans.
Both stars were traded eventually. Ramsey was growing frustrated with the Jacksonville organization, and as a result, he forced a trade to the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.
Ramsey has been a stud cornerback for the Rams ever since he joined. In 2020, Ramsey allowed a completion percentage of just 50.7%, and he’s only given up two touchdowns in his tenure as a Ram.
Nice try pic.twitter.com/pjecY9TvOY
— LosAngelesRams 10-6✌🏾😎 (@iAMj23_) January 28, 2021
Meanwhile, Hopkins was shockingly traded away to the Arizona Cardinals this past offseason. Then GM, Bill O’Brien, didn’t feel comfortable giving Hopkins big money and decided it would be better to move on.
However, that move destroyed the Texans as they limped to a 4-12 record, and David Johnson, the player they got in return, didn’t match Hopkins’ production at all.
Hopkins had 1,407 receiving yards and six touchdowns this season. He also had this amazing game winner:
DEANDRE HOPKINS CATCHES THE HAIL MARY FOR THE WIN! 🚨
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 16, 2020
Hopkins vs. Ramsey In the Pro Bowl
With the NFL’s unique take on the Pro Bowl this year, we saw Ramsey and Hopkins go head to head once more in the NFL Pro Bowl Verzuz.
Verzuz is an online series founded by Swizz Beats and Timbaland. It has risen in popularity as it typically features live, virtual rap battles.
The NFL is using the same concept to have players go head-to-head by trash talking, comparing highlights, and rocking incredible outfits.
This was yet another epic chapter in the rivalry between Ramsey and Hopkins.
— Keyon Lowery (@lowery_keyon) January 29, 2021