Despite suffering a torn ACL back in Week 10, early signs point to Cooper Kupp being ready to go by training camp for the Los Angeles Rams.
Back in 2017, the Los Angeles Rams felt confident enough in earning one of the biggest steals from the NFL Draft by selecting Cooper Kupp in the third round following a stellar career at Eastern Washington.
Normally in the NFL, some teams feel hesitant towards taking risks on players from smaller schools since the transition can be difficult at times, but Kupp wasted little time showing there wasn’t any reason for concern after making an impact right away as a rookie.
In fact, Kupp received heavy praise for looking more like a veteran than a rookie in 2017 after hauling in 62 passes for 869 yards with five touchdowns, as he benefitted from playing alongside two effective teammates in Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods.
Watkins may have left in free agency last year, but Kupp found himself in a similar situation during his sophomore campaign once Brandin Cooks on board by continuing to benefit as the No. 3 option for Jared Goff in the passing game.
Unfortunately, Kupp watched his second NFL season come to an end back in Week 10 when the wideout suffered a torn ACL in a game against the Seattle Seahawks, leaving the Rams in a difficult spot on offense.
Even if Josh Reynolds stepped up in a big way by coming through on numerous occasions, and taking advantage of the extra playing time on the field, Los Angeles still wasn’t the same without Kupp in the lineup.
Over the last couple of months, the Rams have been pretty quiet for the most part over Kupp’s recovery process, although part of that was most likely due to the team focusing on their previous Super Bowl run.
But the good news for fans is with Sean McVay providing reporters with an update on Thursday at the combine over Kupp, let’s just say the Rams seem to have plenty of reasons to be thrilled over the progress he seems to be making.
For obvious reasons, plenty could change from now until the start of training camp since nothing is guaranteed when it comes to injuries in professional news, but good news for Kupp is much better than bad news, right?
One can only imagine how difficult it was for Kupp to watch his teammates complete their run at winning the NFC before coming up short in Super Bowl 53 against the New England Patriots, but at least this should provide a little extra motivation to make sure bounces back stronger.
Assuming all continues to go well for Kupp over these next couple of months, Goff should be in great shape once again on offense during the 2019 season with the Rams arguably having the most dangerous trio at receiver across the league.