Without question, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp keeps an eye on how the NFL wide receiver market is unfolding.
Adams got a five-year, $141.25 million contract from the Las Vegas Raiders, while Hill received a four-year, $120 million deal from the Miami Dolphins.
But unlike those three players selected in the 2019 draft, Kupp attended the Rams’ voluntary organized team activity.
Inevitably, he was asked about the market’s developments.
The Athletic’s Rams beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue shared his response.
Cooper Kupp here for voluntary OTAs. Team made intentions public on wanting to get deal done with him this spring and his key word is “fair” money. “I’m not trying to beat anybody or compare myself to anybody.” Says he wants money right for both sides despite inflated WR market. pic.twitter.com/1f3GA9Zxid
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) April 19, 2022
Rodrigue tweeted, “Cooper Kupp here for voluntary OTAs. Team made intentions public on wanting to get deal done with him this spring and his key word is ‘fair’ money. ‘I’m not trying to beat anybody or compare myself to anybody.’ Says he wants money right for both sides despite inflated WR market.”
He may not try to beat his fellow wide receivers, but he was last season’s undisputed king.
Cooper Kupp In Line For A Huge Raise
Kupp won his position’s Triple Crown by leading the league in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947), and touchdowns (16).
He was also named Offensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl LVI Most Valuable Player.
Those accolades should put his value close to Adams’ and Hill’s contracts.
But the “fair” money he mentioned could indicate that he is willing to take a pay cut to re-sign other players in future seasons.
Kupp will be receiving a base salary of $14.875 million with an $18.675 million cap hit.
However, he will have a potential out after 2022, making a new contract extension important.