Assuming that Cooper Kupp continues to make progress from a torn ACL, the Los Angeles Rams could potentially see three 1,000-yard receivers in 2019.
Remember how the wide receiver position used to be a major concern for the Los Angeles Rams after the team ranked at the bottom of the league in 2016 by averaging just 14 points per game?
Since then, the Rams have established one of the most high-powered offenses across the NFL, with the hiring of Sean McVay in 2017 playing a major role in this taking place.
To watch Los Angeles make this kind of turn around in such a short period of time has truly been amazing to witness over the last two seasons, and the sky seems to be the limit once again heading into 2019.
However, unlike this time last year, the Rams do have a few areas of uncertainty, with Cooper Kupp recovering from a torn ACL being one of the top concerns at the moment, although the wideout has made great progress over the last few months.
At the moment, Los Angeles feels confident enough that Kupp will be ready to go from the injury that took place in Week 10 last season when taking on the Seattle Seahawks, but as every football fan knows, the true test won’t take place for another few months.
Rams fans are going to be holding their breath during that first game of the new season against the Carolina Panthers to see how Kupp’s knee looks if all continues to go well with his recovery process from now until September.
On a side note, if Kupp is in fact healthy enough, and shows signs of returning to his usual ways as the No. 3 wideout on the Rams’ offense, the team may be able to accomplish something they came close to last year if it wasn’t for Kupp’s injury.
With Cooks (1,204 receiving yards in 2018) and Woods (1,219 receiving yards in 2018) each breaking the 1,000-yard receiving mark last season, there’s a good chance that Kupp (566 receiving yards in 2018) would have done the same if he stayed healthy.
Any quarterback across the NFL would love to be in the position that Jared Goff finds himself in with a trio of receivers he can rely on to make his job easier under center on offense.
Kupp’s health will obviously be the main factor in regards to whether this Rams trio has what it takes to each hit the 1,000-yard receiving mark in 2019, but if fans had to make a prediction now, it would be difficult to pick against them.