The Los Angeles Rams are heading into next season with a few noteworthy changes to their star-studded roster but have managed to lock up their top wide receiver for the foreseeable future. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Rams have agreed to a three-year, $48 million contract extension with wideout Cooper Kupp. The Rams confirmed Kupp’s extension via their Twitter account.
The #Rams and WR Cooper Kupp have reached an agreement on a 3-year contract extension worth up to $48M, per me and @MikeGarafolo. Los Angeles has done work the last few days, with Jalen Ramsey going first and now Kupp. Time for football.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2020
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 12, 2020
After releasing running back Todd Gurley earlier in the offseason, the transition to a pass-first offense was underway in Los Angeles. Though quarterback Jared Goff has continued to improve over his first few seasons in the NFL, securing his top target in Cooper Kupp for at least the next handful of years was an important move for the Rams.
Kupp played in a complementary role for his first couple of years in the league and even missed eight games due to injury in his sophomore season. However, Kupp exploded onto the scene last season, posting the first 1,000-yard campaign of his career and hauling in 10 receiving touchdowns. Kupp along with Robert Woods and tight end Tyler Higbee figure to serve as Goff’s top targets again this coming season.