Rams News: LA Agrees to Three-Year Extension with Cooper Kupp.



The Rams were determined to retain their top players heading into free agency at the end of the season. They already locked up one in Jalen Ramsey, and they finally got a deal done Saturday morning with wide receiver Cooper Kupp. 

Kupp and the team agreed to terms for a three-year extension worth $48 million.

The 27-year-old receiver told reporters in August that he hoped to stay a Ram in the future. 

“I’m obviously incredibly grateful to be here, to be able to play for a great organization. I love it here. I don’t want to go anywhere.”

Cooper Kupp #18 of the Los Angeles Rams hauls in a 70-yard touchdown pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of their NFL football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

The former Eastern Washington product is coming off a season in which he reached career-high numbers in catches (94), receiving yards (1,161), and touchdowns. Since being drafted in 2017, Kupp has collected 196 reception, 2,596 yards, and 21 touchdowns, all with the Rams. 

While it is surely great news to hear, it brings up the question many fans are wondering, where is Les Snead getting all this money from? The team is tight enough as is with the limit in cap space and all the possible financial issues the pandemic would cause. Snead and Co. will certainly have to get creative and renegotiate some contracts or swap out aging veterans with younger and cheaper options. Jalen Ramsey joked about the situation while congratulating Kupp via Twitter.

All questioning aside, the good news is that the Rams will have a productive and important piece in their offense for years to come. Kupp can now play with the piece of mind that Los Angeles is his home for the time being and he can now shift his focus to their Week 1 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.

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