It's an interesting thought for sure. I sense Hopkins is more of a trade than a cut though.Yes Van's dead and he's not much but then they don't have much, they just passed the Giants as worst WR group in the league.That's Van's Dad yeah? I could see him getting traded for a late pick. DHop I guess but doesn't seem they are ready to make a move like that. There's a few WR they could sign reasonably in FA. DJ Chark or Thielen could start for this team. Jakobi Meyers obviously would be a 1 here.Van Jefferson and Hopkins are two links to new WR coach Shawn Jefferson and both likely available.
As for Hop I have no idea, just spitballing and maybe they'd prefer to go in a different direction but a lot reasons for it to make sense, at least to me.
I think he's a WR1, I don't view Meyers or those others in that regard. Would be a big assist to whoever they draft. They don't have a #1 or #2 pick next year so no reason to try and delay the process of trying to compete. Their defense is strong, the division is weak, and if the rookie can provide them competent play they might think they can win the division.
As for Hopkins he is from South Carolina, not quite returning home but in the close vicinity, and Shawn was his WR coach last year.
Probably never happen, lol.