The Los Angeles Rams signed vast receiver Cooper Kupp to a three-year, $80 million contract extension, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
The contract consists of $75 million assured and is value $110 million over the 5 years of the deal, sources stated. It’s the best quantity of assured cash ever given to an NFL vast receiver.
Kupp Runneth Over
Cooper Kupp narrowly beat out Tyreek Hill for essentially the most assured cash ever given to an NFL vast reciever.
Cooper Kupp $75.0M June 2022
Tyreek Hill $72.2M March 2022
Stefon Diggs $70.0M April 2022
Davante Adams $65.7M March 2022
In a video tweeted out by the Rams, Kupp expressed his pleasure over the deal.
“Actually glad to be coming again to Los Angeles and be right here within the lengthy haul,” he stated. “That is going to be an unimaginable journey. Can’t wait to get again at it.”
Final season, Kupp led the league with 145 catches for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns throughout the common season. He additionally caught two touchdowns in Tremendous Bowl LVI and was named MVP of the sport. He turned the fourth participant for the reason that 1970 merger to steer the league in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
After the Rams’ first apply of minicamp on Tuesday, Kupp stated he was not searching for a contract that will reset the vast receiver market.
“I’m not making an attempt to match myself,” Kupp stated. “I’m not making an attempt to say, ‘OK, properly the place was Tyreek [Hill] at? All these guys that received offers, the place had been all these guys at? And I have to be larger than them in sure locations.’”
Kupp additionally stated Tuesday that he needed the contract to be “one thing we will work on collectively.”
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“One thing that’s nice for the group, one thing that’s nice for me and my household as properly,” Kupp stated. “That place exists, and it’s simply getting there.”
On Monday, the Rams reworked defensive deal with Aaron Donald’s contract to make him the highest-paid non-quarterback within the NFL. Los Angeles additionally prolonged quarterback Matthew Stafford and signed linebacker Bobby Wagner and vast receiver Allen Robinson II this offseason.
Because the 1970 merger, Kupp is one in every of eight gamers with 5,500 receiving yards and 40 receiving touchdowns inside his first 5 profession seasons. The others are Mike Evans, A.J. Inexperienced, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Randy Moss, Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice.
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