The Los Angeles Rams have come to a contract extension agreement with wide receiver Cooper Kupp, paying him $48 million over three years and keeping him with the team through 2023. The Rams extended cornerback Jalen Ramsey only a few days ago and this now keeps him, Aaron Donald, Jared Goff and Kupp under contract for at least four more years.
The news was again jointly reported by two NFL spokespeople for some reason.
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
Kupp, 27, caught 94 passes for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, catching 70.1-percent of his targets and averaging 8.7 yards per target. In eight games the year before, Kupp averaged 10.3 yards per target and caught 72.7-percent of the passes thrown his way by Goff. He has been exceptional since entering the league but has continued to improve in both successive seasons since his rookie campaign in 2017.
The Rams are set to be over the cap in 2021, but that appears to be the case for at least 11 other teams in the league so it is safe to assume that these franchises are comfortable making these moves for whatever reason.