Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, former teammate
“Nuk (Hopkins) is a special kid, special player,” Boyd said. “Everything that he has done at that level is what I expected him to do. Honestly, I think he needs to get the ball a little more, but that’s up to the next quarterback. I’m just proud of him and the way he’s handling himself, and I know he’s going make a splash for the Texans.”
Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr knows first-hand of a starting quarterback’s experience in the NFL. Carr learned two important life lessons from big brother David who spent five seasons as the Texans starter.
“He always taught me you’re going to be praised and you’re going to be criticized,” Carr said. “Ignore both because neither matter. Just continue to work hard. And the other thing I learned from him is he never pointed a finger. He always let himself be the scapegoat and that says so much about his integrity. When I see people from Houston, they have so much respect for him because of that.”
“It wasn’t their best year but they were good in the past,” Garoppolo said. “They have the defensive player of the year in
Garoppolo also added that he would not mind playing alongside two-time All-Pro wide receiver
“Andre Johnson’s a monster of his own,” Garoppolo said. “It would be cool to throw to someone like that. When you throw a jump ball, you know he’s gonna come down with it. It’s a nice comfort blanket to have.”