Rams and WR Cooper Kupp Agree to 3-Year, $80 Million Extension

Matthew Stafford has one of his main deep threats back in Los Angeles. As Kup and the Rams have agreed to terms on a three-year extension worth eighty million dollars. Kupp returns to the city after helping guide the team to their second super bowl title last season. Kup was also named Super Bowl MVP after having caught eight catches for ninety-two yards and two touchdowns including the game winning touchdown reception in the Super Bowl LVI.

Kupp is set to make $110 million over the next five years, netting the latest massive contract given to a wideout after the market was reset in March. The extension includes $75 million guaranteed. The $75 million guaranteed represents the highest ever given to an NFL wide receiver or a non-QB offensive player. The total value of the deal gives Kupp an average of $22 million a year, making him the sixth highest-paid- wide receiver in the league. Tyreke Hill is the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL, making $30 million annually. Davante Adams is second at $28 million followed by Deandre Hopkins ($27,250,000.00), AJ Brown ($25 Million), and Stefan Diggs ($24 Million). Kupp is just behind Hopkins with the three-year extension. Four of those five contracts were signed this offseason.

An All pro in 2021 and Pro Bowl Selection, Kupp finished the regular season with 145 catches for 1,947 yards and sixteen touchdowns, one of the greatest campaigns for a wide receiver in NFL history. Kupp is just the fourth player in the Super Bowl era to capture the triple crown for wide receivers, Joining Jerry Rice (1990), Sterling Sharpe (1992), and Steve Smith JR (2005). Kupp finished with the second – most receptions (Michael Thomas had 149 in 2018) and receiving yards (Calvin Johnson had 1,9646 in 2011) in a single season in NFL history. He had ninety plus receiving yards in a season (2,245). His 178 catches are the most by any player in a season (Including Playoffs) in league history and his twenty-two touchdown catches are tied for the second-most in NFL History (including the postseason).

Kupp was named Super Bowl MVP after having eight catches for ninety-two yards and two touchdowns, including the game winning touchdown reception in the Super Bowl LVI victory over the Bengals. Kupp joined Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL History to win AP Offensive Player of the year, the receiving triple crown, and Super Bowl MVP accomplishing all three in just one season. His twenty-seven receptions in the red zone are tied with Thomas (2019) and Davante Adams (2020) for the most in a single season and his 846 yards after the catch and eighty-nine first down receptions are the fifth most in NFL History. Not only is Kupp not one of the fastest receivers in the game today, but he is one of my fav Wideouts to watch play each Sunday during the NFL season. In Fact, I even had him as one of my players on my NFL fantasy this year. Finally, Kupp is being paid as one of the top wide receivers in the game- a well- deserved Honor after his historic 2021 season. 

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