It looks like the Los Angeles Rams are willing to give Ketner Kupp, the younger brother of Cooper Kupp, a chance to compete for a roster spot in 2019.
Two years ago, the Los Angeles Rams decided to take a risk on a wide receiver from a smaller school in Cooper Kupp following a stellar career at Eastern Washington.
Now, it looks like the Rams hope to see if the magic happens to run in the family after deciding to give his brother Ketner Kupp a shot on the defensive side of the football.
Just like his brother, Kupp spent his college days playing at Eastern Washington, although he failed to get selected in the recent draft, which is part of the reason Los Angeles was able to sign him this week as an undrafted free agent.
Family members playing the same professional sport happens to be more common than most fans think, but it’s not often they find a way to play on the same team.
Kupp may be more like a long shot than his brother was two years ago, but just the fact that Los Angeles is willing to give him a chance to prove himself over the next few months is awesome in itself.
Similar to last season, linebacker was one of the positions in which the Rams needed a little help depth wise, and despite having a long way to go at the moment, anything could happen with Kupp if he embraces the opportunity.
Numbers wise, Kupp may not stand out like some of the other rookies from 2019 since he only has 152 career tackles with 2.5 sacks to go along with 13 starts, but also keep in mind Los Angeles wouldn’t be wasting their time if they didn’t see some sort of potential.
For all the Rams know, Kupp could turn out to be just like his brother when it comes to being a player from a smaller school who plays more like a veteran than a rookie.
Despite the start of training camp still being a few months away, it’s players like Kupp that tend to make the offseason a little extra exciting since he now joins a large group of undrafted rookies looking to make a case for themselves in regards to earning a roster spot with the Rams.
Plus, since Kupp originally went through a tryout with the San Francisco 49ers, at least the family won’t have to worry about the two brothers playing in the same division for now, and instead enjoy the moment of the two brothers playing with one another heading into training camp.