Rams extend Kupp, reward Super Bowl MVP with $110M over next 5 seasons

Posted: 08/06/2022 in NFL
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The Los Angeles Rams and Cooper Kupp have agreed on a three-year extension that ties the star wide receiver to L.A. for the next five years at $110 million, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The 28-year-old still had two years left on his contract, but his $15.75-million average annual salary ranked only 18th among wide receivers, according to Spotrac.

The new deal makes Kupp the NFL’s sixth-highest-paid wideout at $22 million per year, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Kupp is coming off a historic campaign. The 2017 third-round pick led the league in catches (145), yards (1,947), and touchdown receptions (16) en route to winning the Offensive Player of the Year award last season. Kupp also put on a show in the playoffs, earning Super Bowl MVP honors after helping L.A. win Super Bowl LVI.

The Rams have rewarded some of their biggest stars with lucrative extensions this offseason after claiming their first NFL title in 22 years. Los Angeles gave signal-caller Matthew Stafford a four-year, $160-million contract in March. The team also made defensive lineman Aaron Donald the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history last week.

The wide receiver position is rolling in cash this year in the NFL, with Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams signing the two biggest contracts ever at the position.

The Las Vegas Raiders acquired Adams from the Green Bay Packers in March and gave him a five-year, $140-million deal. Hill then topped that contract a week later after the Miami Dolphins traded for him and signed him to a four-year, $120-million pact.

A.J. Brown, whom the Tennessee Titans traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in April, also recently inked a four-year deal with Philly worth $20 million annually.

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