The Los Angeles Rams have paid the price for that Super Bowl ring.
Their season as defending champions went down the drain almost right away, and things don’t look good for the upcoming campaign either.
There have been plenty of doubts about Matthew Stafford’s health, not to mention his wife’s comments about his struggles leading the younger group of players.
On top of that, star wideout Cooper Kupp re-aggravated a hamstring injury, and it doesn’t seem like he’s going to be on the field any time soon.
With that in mind, NFL analyst Scott Pioli shared his concerns about this situation, stating that whenever a player leaves a team and its staff to go see a specialist, it could mean trouble.
— Scott Pioli (@scottpioli51) September 6, 2023
More than that, he points out the fact that Kupp’s rookie season was his age-24 season, and he’s 30 years old now.
He’s struggled with injuries as of late, but he’ll still be tied to the Rams organization for years to come, so they could have a lot of dead money committed to him.
Per Pioli, this injury could have a ripple effect that impacts his career and the team for the foreseeable future.
Kupp earned every single dime of that big contract he got after establishing several marks during their Super Bowl-winning season.
Even limited to a few games last season, his numbers were still quite solid.
But with the Rams struggling to compete and with a roster that’s not as impressive as it used to be, this could be a major issue going forward.NEXT: NFL Insider Gives An Update On Cooper Kupp’s Injury