Ed "Pi Double I" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams have secured their star receiver Cooper Kupp's future in the City of Angels. Kupp agreed to a three-year $48M contract with $M fully guaranteed, earning him around $16M per year. Quarterback Jared Goff apparent favorite target is 27 years old and will be throwing for a additional three years.
Kupp's new deal comes just days after starting cornerback Jalen Ramsey signed a record deal of five-years for $105M making him the highest-paid corner in NFL history in the annual and total amount. Ramsey's structure is not cap prohibited over the next two years, which allowed the Rams and Kupp to get his deal done.
Playing in the final year of his rookie deal and coming off his most productive year wearing the horns, last season, Kupp had 94 receptions, 1,161 receiving yards, and ten touchdown receptions. Since being drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Kupp has been a productive receiver and favorite target of Jared Goff.
In his second year, Kupp season was cut short to a knee injury against the Green Bay Packers. He tore his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), costing him not only a pro-bowl year but also Super Bowl LIII as his Rams were defeated by the New England Patriots 13-3. The Rams offense struggled against the Patriots as the Rams needed Kupp to play.
Now that the Rams have secured the futures of their two key offensive and defensive stars, they will need to concentrate on how to maintain safety John Johnson III, receiver Josh Reynolds, and linebacker Samson Ebukam for future contracts.