Star wide receiver Cooper Kupp has agreed an extension and three more years with the Rams, how many big money deals can Los Angeles give out?
The deal is reportedly worth $48 million over three years, smaller than many people were predicting. This would put him at an annual average of $16 million, sitting between Adam Thielen and Jarvis Landry on the wide receiver salary rankings. Many reporters thought that Kupp would be able to secure a deal similar to what Chargers receiver Keenan Allen got last week which was $80 million over four but this is a good amount of money for a receiver who has faced some injury issues. He is a little older despite 2020 only being his third season so his second contract will be given to him when he turns 30, not a bad age and hopefully he can cash in one more time. Thinking about it, this is the exact same deal that the Chiefs gave to Sammy Watkins to steal him away from the Rams in 2018 (the world works in mysterious ways.)
Kupp has been a real turning cog in the Rams offence ever since they drafted him. Despite him having a few injury issues, he has played in 39 out of a possible 46 games and caught 196 balls for 2,596 yards in his three-year career, add to that 21 touchdowns too. Brandin Cooks lasted one season on his big-money deal with the Rams and Robert Woods is entering the final year of his criminally undervalued contract (due $9 million in 2020.) Los Angeles loves to give out these big deals, as evidenced by Ramsey last week, but with the cap likely to shrink this offseason, will the team crumble or will their front office be able to push their problems into the future?
What do think of this extension for Cooper Kupp and the Rams?