With Cooper Kupp out for the remainder of the season, Josh Reynolds is expected to see plenty of more action for the Los Angeles Rams the rest of the way.
After all of the drama surrounding the game no longer taking place in Mexico City, the Los Angeles Rams will end up hosting the Kansas City Chiefs in front of their fans at LA Memorial Stadium in a matchup that has the potential to consist of the most points from Week 11.
However, the situation will be a little different on offense when it comes to the No. 3 wide receiver since Josh Reynolds will be filling in for Cooper Kupp, who suffered a torn ACL during last weekend’s win for the Rams over the Seattle Seahawks.
Dating back to 2017 when he was selected in the third round, the former Eastern Washington star was viewed as one of the biggest steals from the NFL Draft when seeing how he played more like a veteran instead of a rookie.
For reasons that don’t need to be explained, there’s no question that Los Angeles is going to miss having Kupp in the lineup in a big way when looking at the role he’s played to help the team be on top of the NFC West at the moment with a 9-1 record.
As for what to expect from Reynolds, well the former Texas A&M star was coincidentally selected in the middle of the draft during 2017 like Kupp, only he was actually selected in the fourth round. Reynolds comes nowhere close to receiving the amount of playing time that Kupp does, but also this current situation is exactly why the Rams kept him around.
Even before Reynolds officially became a member of the NFL, the wideout has always seemed like the kind of player who plays with an extra chip on his shoulder to prove he does in fact belong.
Just look at what Reynolds was able to accomplish a few weeks ago to help Los Angeles take down the Green Bay Packers when Kuppp was unable to suit up, as he managed to find the end zone twice in 29-27 win.
Matching Kupp’s production will obviously be difficult when seeing how he’s one of a kind receiver, but also this is the opportunity Reynolds has patiently been waiting for over the last two years.
Without question, Los Angeles should feel confident in Reynolds taking on a larger role for the rest of the way. And when seeing how opposing defenses will already be focusing extra attention on some of the other weapons Jared Goff has to work with, this will only benefit Reynolds even more on offense to help the Rams finish near the top of the NFC.