That deal makes him one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the league and rightfully so.
Last season, Kupp had an unforgettable campaign wherein he led the league in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.
He also established an NFL record of 13-straight games of at least 90 receiving yards.
His efforts earned him a First-Team All-Pro selection and the Offensive Player of the Year award.
The former Eastern Washington standout also finished a superb season by becoming Super Bowl LVI MVP.
Kupp’s new deal keeps him in Los Angeles for at least five more seasons.
Therefore, he will keep his fruitful partnership with quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Aside from having a powerful offensive unit, the Rams have a strong chance of getting another Super Bowl because of their superb defense.
Unfortunately, there’s a consequence regarding Kupp’s signing but it’s something the Rams will have no problems accepting.
It was a good day for the #Rams. But big-money extensions aren't without consequences. The team released RFA LB Travin Howard — and his $2.54M salary — earlier today to create room for the Cooper Kupp extension. https://t.co/ipawChHcmk
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 9, 2022
NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport tweeted, “It was a good day for the #Rams. But big-money extensions aren’t without consequences. The team released RFA LB Travin Howard — and his $2.54M salary — earlier today to create room for the Cooper Kupp extension.”
Howard was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft and has 43 career tackles.
A Minor Hiccup For The Rams
They may have lost Howard, but they added linebacker Bobby Wagner this offseason.
Wagner was shockingly released by the Seattle Seahawks after a decade and quickly decided to join his former team’s division rival.
He will fortify their defense, especially during run plays or intermediate passes.
Howard could have been a promising player, but the Rams got a massive upgrade with the six-time First-Team All-Pro.