The Los Angeles Rams continue to reward their top players with lucrative deals.
First, they gave Matthew Stafford a four-year, $160 million contract extension.
Then, they made Aaron Donald the highest-paid non-quarterback in the league by allowing him to earn up to $95 million over the next three years.
Finally, they couldn’t forget reigning Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp who had a stellar 2021 season.
Aside from leading the league in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns, Kupp was also Super Bowl LVI MVP.
However, it’s a travesty that he will have a base salary of only $14.8 million in 2022.
Therefore, they made sure to retain him during his peak years by giving him a three-year, $80 million extension.
That deal could give him up to $110 million over the next five years and includes $75 million in guaranteed money.
That guaranteed amount is the highest ever given to a wide receiver or a non-quarterback.
The extension also makes Kupp the sixth highest-paid wideout in the league based on the annual average value.
As expected, the former Eastern Washington standout couldn’t help but be grateful for the new deal.
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) June 9, 2022
In a message posted on his Twitter account, he thanked the Rams organization for believing in him and for Rep 1’s Ryan Tollner for getting the deal done.
He also thanked his coaches and family before acknowledging this blessing.
A Record-Setting Player
Signing him to an extension was a no-brainer, especially with the records he set in 2021.
His 13-straight games of at least 90 receiving yards is an NFL record.
He is also the first player in league history to surpass 2,000 total receiving yards including the postseason.
Those credentials strengthened his case for a well-deserved raise.