- Cooper Kupp led the NFL in catches, yards and receiving touchdowns in 2021
- Now, Kupp appears to be on the verge of receiving a monstrous new contract for his efforts
- NFL fans are beginning to doubt the existence of the salary cap as the Rams continue to throw money around
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Los Angeles Rams’ wide receiver Cooper Kupp is about to get paid. Really, really paid.
Reports began to surface Wednesday evening that Kupp was in line to receive an extension that would take him over the $20 million mark per year.
Sources: The #Rams and Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp have made significant progress on a new contract extension to pay him among the highest-paid WRs in the NFL. Likely a 3-year deal, it would hand Kupp well past $20M per year based on the new money average.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 8, 2022
That would land Kupp, who was drafted by the Rams in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, among the highest paid receivers in the league. Miami Dolphins’ wideout Tyreke Hill currents holds the distinction as the league’s highest paid receiver at $30 million per year.
Cooper Kupp Joins Aaron Donald With New Deal
The Kupp news comes just two days after All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald also received a new deal from the Rams. That deal will reportedly make Donald the highest-paid non-quarterback in the entire NFL.
Los Angeles has been able to continually bring in big name free agents and sign its star players to extensions despite being up against the league’s salary cap. Though it’s all within the structure of the league’s current rules.
Fans across the league, however, are suspect of their tactics.
Someone explain the salary cap for the love of god https://t.co/Ce8zjO1379
— Will Compton (@_willcompton) June 6, 2022
It must only be a salary cap for 31 teams cause the Rams having their way sheesh
— Jayron Kearse (@Jayronkearse8) June 7, 2022
Salary cap is a myth. https://t.co/scdP1s0vTd
— The Tweeter Formerly Known As (@Twittalessryan) June 8, 2022
Rams fans have continued to take pleasure in the dismay of fans of the other 31 teams’ fans.
And it’s always fans that talk a lot of trash every season while their teams are continually disappointments. Ultimately, they’re just mad cause their team can’t replicate the success of the Rams. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/hrk4T6RJN6
— Twan (@younggothamjedi) June 8, 2022
People that keep asking about how they do this with the cap, are proving they don't actually know how the NFL works lol https://t.co/aoTsHnSDRs
— x- The Real Rams Rapp (@TheOtherGarth) June 8, 2022
Les Snead when someone says he’s out of salary cap magic pic.twitter.com/AOuVwp0ery
— joe schiavi (@ScoundrelPrez) June 8, 2022
“Scared money don’t make no money if I ever go broke imma take yo money! -Meek Mill”
-Les Snead https://t.co/OCX9JaSYDI
— Skywalker Steele (@SkywalkerSteele) June 8, 2022
Good luck to the rest of the league now that Kupp and Donald are back in the fold in Los Angeles.