DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson: Who Has a Higher Net Worth?

DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson were both massive stars at Clemson. They both have also been excellent for the Houston Texans in their NFL careers. Hopkins is now on the Arizona Cardinals, but he and Watson found a lot of success together the past few seasons. With both of them achieving a lot during their football careers so far, they have each made a lot of money too. However, does DeAndre Hopkins or Deshaun Watson have a higher net worth?

DeAndre Hopkins’ career numbers

To start his NFL career, DeAndre Hopkins did not play with the best of quarterbacks on the Houston Texans. That did not keep him from dominating, though.

After being selected by the Texans in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, Hopkins caught 52 passes for 802 yards as a rookie. He then gained over 1,000 receiving yards in 2014 as he caught 76 passes for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns. However, in 2015 he became a star. 

Hopkins earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2015 as he caught 111 passes for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns. Then after catching 78 passes for 954 yards in 2016, Hopkins has consistently been one of the best receivers in the NFL the past three seasons. 

Since 2017, Hopkins has earned three straight Pro Bowl selections and three consecutive first-team All-Pro selections. He led the NFL in touchdown catches in 2017 with 13, and then in 2018, he had career-highs in receptions with 115 and receiving yards with 1,572.

Last season, Hopkins caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns. The Texans then traded him to the Arizona Cardinals this offseason in one of the most questionable trades in NFL history. 

Deshaun Watson’s career numbers

After having a magical career at Clemson, Deshaun Watson went to the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft

Watson started in six games and played in seven for the Texans in his rookie season, but missed the second half of the season with an injury. In those games, though, he threw for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. 

He has since been incredible in each of the last two seasons. Watson threw for 4,165 yards, 26 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 2018. He ultimately earned his first Pro Bowl selection that season too. He also led the Texans to an 11-5 record and to the playoffs. 

Watson then earned another Pro Bowl selection in 2019 as he threw for 3,852 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. The Texans also went 10-6 in 2019 and won a playoff game. 

Does Hopkins or Watson have a higher net worth?

DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson have both been incredible in their careers. Does Hopkins or Watson have a higher net worth, though?
Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans look on prior to a National Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson in 2019. | Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Is the DeAndre Hopkins Trade One of the Worst in NFL History?

Both DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson have had a lot of success in their NFL careers so far. Only one has a higher net worth, though.

Hopkins was in the NFL for four seasons before Watson entered the league. He has ultimately earned an estimated $56.69 million from the Texans in his career, according to Spotrac. His $81 million contract that he signed in 2017 has a lot to do with that.

The massive amount of money he has already made has led to Hopkins having a higher net worth than Watson. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that DeAndre Hopkins has a $20 million net worth. 

With Watson only being in the NFL for three seasons so far, he has made an estimated $11.4 million in his career with the Texans, according to Spotrac. Because of this, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Deshaun Watson’s net worth is $4 million.

DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson have both had incredible amounts of success so far in their NFL careers. Their achievements have helped them both make a lot of money too, but Hopkins has just made more. However, with quarterbacks getting paid massive amounts of money now, Watson’s net worth will most likely surpass Hopkins’ in the coming years.

Stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference