The team put him in high regard and chose the latter by giving him a four-year, $104 million extension with $70 million guaranteed.
Hill is set to earn up to $30 million per year with the Miami Dolphins, while Adams may get over $28 million from the Las Vegas Raiders.
Meanwhile, Diggs will average $26 million annually once the extension starts.
Of course, teams often defer more money down the road to help with the salary cap.
But since the discussion is on the average value of top wide receivers, NFL insider Dov Kleiman pointed out the bargain that has helped the Los Angeles Rams remain competitive.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 6, 2022
Kleiman tweeted, “Biggest bargain in the NFL: #Rams Cooper Kupp making $15.7 million a year.”
That value is a steal, considering what he did last season for the Rams.
The reigning Offensive Player of the Year won the wide receiver’s triple crown by leading the league in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947), and touchdowns (16).
He was equally impressive during the postseason with two 100-yard games and the Super Bowl LVI MVP.
Kupp’s Deal Keeps The Rams Competitive
Kupp is set to earn a base salary of $14,875,000 in 2022.
However, there is a potential out in his contract after the season, and he might leverage that option to get a better deal.
He deserves the money that Hill, Adams, and Diggs will be getting, especially if he has another splendid season.
They will address Kupp’s extension for another year.
But having Stafford in place will entice the reigning Offensive Player of the Year to stay in Los Angeles.