It’s hard not to give him a three-year, $80 million dollar extension after a stellar 2021 season.
Kupp dominated throughout the campaign and led all wide receivers in receptions, rushing yards, and touchdowns.
He also established a league record of 13 straight games with at least 90 receiving yards.
More importantly, he became Super Bowl LVI MVP when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium.
But beyond the milestones he achieved, Kupp was just a workhorse for the squad, as shared by ESPN’s Mike Clay.
Including the playoffs, Cooper Kupp appeared in all 21 of the Rams' games and was on the field for 95% of the their offensive snaps last season.
2,425 rec yards
22 rec TDs
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) June 8, 2022
Clay tweeted, “Including the playoffs, Cooper Kupp appeared in all 21 of the Rams’ games and was on the field for 95% of their offensive snaps last season.”
Therefore, the former Eastern Washington standout remained durable even if he didn’t have much rest.
At the season’s end, Kupp had 178 receptions, 2,425 yards, and 22 touchdowns.
Likewise, he played a whopping 1,256 snaps and ran 755 routes.
While he looks to be a freak of nature, it would be difficult for Kupp to sustain this pace without taking a physical toll.
Kupp Gets Much Needed Help
He will still be Matthew Stafford‘s primary target on every snap.
Defenses will pay more attention to Kupp by sending two players to shadow him.
Therefore, the other wideouts should be ready once their number is called.
Cam Akers‘ return to full health also adds another dimension to their potent attack.
But if everything goes well and Kupp continues to dominate, the Rams will be unstoppable in 2022.