THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday after a spectacular season during which he led the NFL in each main receiving class.
The Rams introduced the deal simply two days after signing Aaron Donald to an enormous extension. Kupp’s new extension is value $75 million assured, and it brings his complete deal to $110 million by means of 2026 when including the 2 years remaining on his first extension, which was signed in September 2020.
Kupp had one of many best seasons in soccer historical past final yr in his first pairing with new Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. Kupp led the NFL with 145 receptions for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns for Los Angeles, incomes The Associated Press’ Offensive Player of the Year award as solely the fourth participant for the reason that merger to guide the league in all three classes.
Kupp’s catches and yards had been each the second-highest totals in NFL historical past, albeit achieved in a 17-game season. The first-time All-Pro racked up one other 33 catches for 478 yards and 4 touchdowns within the postseason, capping the season with two TDs within the Super Bowl — together with the eventual game-winning 1-yard TD catch with 1:25 to play.
The receiver’s extension caps a formidable offseason of deal-making for the Rams and normal supervisor Les Snead, whose entrance workplace’s maneuvering across the wage cap conjures up envy all through the league. Los Angeles misplaced a number of key gamers to free company after successful the franchise’s championship in 22 years, however managed so as to add linebacker Bobby Wagner and receiver Allen Robinson as free brokers.
Snead additionally reached long-term commitments with Donald, Kupp and Stafford, who agreed to a four-year extension by means of the 2026 season that might be value $160 million. All three stars expressed their eagerness to do offers with a minimal of fuss and no public negotiations as a result of they worth the chance to contend for an additional title with the Rams.
Donald’s deal, which was introduced Monday, contained a $40 million elevate that makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback within the NFL.
Kupp and Snead each acknowledged their need for a contract extension a number of months in the past, however Kupp mentioned he did not care about changing into the NFL’s highest-paid receiver regardless of his peerless statistical achievements final season. He additionally participated within the Rams’ whole offseason program as an alternative of staying residence to spur negotiations.
The 2017 third-round draft decide from Eastern Washington mentioned Tuesday he wished a deal that may permit the Rams to remain aggressive.
“I really want this to be a collaboration that we work on,” Kupp mentioned. “That’s my goal. Something that’s great for the team, something that’s great for me and my family as well. That place exists, and it’s just getting there.”
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