New Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu is hoping DeAndre Hopkins gets traded to KC

Chiefs defensive tackle Charles Omenihu won’t begin on-field work with Kansas City for about a month, but he’s already doing what he can to help his new team.

Omenihu, who played last season with the 49ers, signed a two-year contract worth up to $20 million with the Chiefs a week ago.

Now he’s on the recruiting trail.

Omenihu was drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Texans. He played 2 1/2 seasons with Houston before being traded in 2021 to the 49ers. There is a former Texans teammate Omenihu wants to see in Kansas City: wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Hopkins, a three-time All-Pro, was traded to the Cardinals in 2020 and now Arizona is shopping him. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer pegs the Cardinals’ asking price as a second-round draft pick “plus something else of value.”

It seems likely Hopkins would have to agree to a trade, too, and Omenihu thinks the Chiefs would be a great spot for Hopkins. He made that point clear.

“@DeAndreHopkins come on fam we waiting on you ! #ChiefsKingdom,” Omenihu wrote on Twitter.

Should the Chiefs land Hopkins in a trade, KC fans might want to say thank you to Omenihu.