New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a ton of respect for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and that was evident when the two men had a brief talk during Monday night's Week 14 game at State Farm Stadium.
"I'm glad we only have to play you every four years, man," Belichick told Hopkins.
Check out the full scene in the video below:
The Patriots did a pretty good job defending Hopkins. Sure, he tallied seven receptions for 79 yards, but he didn't produce any game-breaking plays. Hopkins also fumbled the ball after a catch in the third quarter that Patriots linebacker Raekwon McMillan scooped up and returned for a touchdown to give his team a 20-13 lead.
New England ultimately won 27-13 to improve to 7-6.
In case you're wondering, Hopkins is signed for two more seasons with a salary cap hit of $30.75 million next year and $26.2 million in 2024.