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Titans’ DeAndre Hopkins talks Calvin Ridley signing, ‘little brother’ Will Levis

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By: Mike Moraitis

Tennessee Titans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is down in Orlando for the annual league meetings this week to spread awareness for flag football and expressed his excitement for the direction the franchise is heading.

“I’m happy, I’m smiling,” Hopkins said of the Titans’ offseason moves so far, per Jim Wyatt. “I’m trying to win a championship, and everything that Miss Amy is doing and Ran (Carthon) is doing is along those lines.

“It’s hard not to be happy about the moves we made this offseason, and where this team is going. My mindset is to win a championship this year for the Tennessee Titans, and that is how I am going to approach every day.”

Hopkins touched on the addition of wide receiver Calvin Ridley specifically and believes defenses are going to have a tough time preparing for the one-two punch he’ll form with the former Jacksonville Jaguar.

“I fell in love with his personality, and who he is as a human,” DHop said of Ridley. “Calvin is a great guy, he wants to be great and he is going to be great. Anything I can do to help him accomplish anything that he wants, that’s what I’ll do, just like the older guys did with me.

“But I think him and I on the field, it is going to be hard to kind of key in on one of us. It is only going to make defense prepare a little harder for us this year.”

With new head coach Brian Callahan, the Titans are expected to move into a more modern offense that will see them throw the ball more. Hopkins can’t wait to see how that looks, especially now that Ridley is aboard.

“I am very excited to get going under Brian’s offense, and his schemes,” Hopkins said. “Obviously I’ve talked to Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins and those guys told me that I would love this offense, and I think the sky is the limit, especially with a guy like Calvin. I am very excited for this offense.”

When it comes to his quarterback, Will Levis, Hopkins revealed he has been in constant contact with the second-year signal-caller and referred to the Kentucky product as “like a little brother.”

“Will and I talk all the time,” he said. “Will is like a little brother to me. Anywhere I can be instrumental in his development, I’ll do it.”

Hopkins has been quite instrumental in Levis’ development so far after being his most reliable target during a 2023 campaign in which the veteran broke 1,000 yards.

And, with a new offense that will be more pass-heavy in 2024, there’s a good chance Hopkins will post even better numbers in his second season in the two-tone blue.

Originally posted on Titans Wire