Here are three reasons why the Los Angeles Rams should still feel confident over their chances of winning the Super Bowl after the Cooper Kupp injury.
The Los Angeles Rams confirmed the news they were dreading on Monday morning after hearing that Cooper Kupp would miss the remainder of the 2018 season after suffering a torn ACL during the team’s win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. For a player that had already fought hard to overcome a concussion and MCL sprain this season, this was a crushing blow for Kupp when looking at the work he’s put in this year, but the Rams should feel hopeful about his chances to bounce back stronger in 2019.
Back in the 2017 NFL Draft, Los Angeles knew they were taking a risk on a player like Kupp coming out of a smaller school in Eastern Washington, but also his ridiculous numbers alone seemed like they would work wonders in an offense run by Sean McVay. At the time, the Rams were absolutely desperate for improvement at the wide receiver position when looking at the lack of weapons Jared Goff had to work with the year before.
Right away, Kupp wasted little time making an impact on offense at the wide receiver position, as some even made the observation that he looked more like an experienced veteran instead of a rookie, because he was that good. When looking at how Kupp could arguably be a No. 1 or No. 2 target in the passing game on most teams, the fact that he was the third option for Los Angeles behind Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods shows just how good the Rams have it on offense.
Losing Kupp rightfully leaves Los Angeles and their fans with a feeling of sadness, but just because one of their top receivers is out for the remainder of the season doesn’t mean they still can’t accomplish what they set out to do by winning the Super Bowl. In fact, here are three reasons why the Rams should still feel confident over their chances of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy come February, even with the loss of Kupp in the passing game.