Sanders said there may have been a brief window for the new staff to make their pitch to keep Hopkins, but a lethargic start to free agency made it clear the team is pivoting to a massive rebuild.
“They’re starting over, and he doesn’t need to be here,” Sanders said. “Look at our offensive line. Look at our team. Look at the quality of players we have. Look at what we’re doing in the offseason. You have to ask yourself, ‘Are you coming here to die?’ And I think DeAndre has another two or three years left in him, so that’s not the conversation.”