Cooper Kupp continues to play well where it seems like playing Week 1 for the Los Angeles Rams shouldn’t be an issue.
This offseason has been filled with plenty of key storylines for the Los Angeles Rams, and while most of the attention at the moment has been on Todd Gurley‘s knee, Cooper Kupp‘s recovery has been a close second.
Last November, it was a crushing blow for the Rams to see Kupp suffer a torn ACL in a key Week 10 battle against the Seattle Seahawks since the former Eastern Washington star had become a key factor on offense.
Prior to the injury, the fact that Kupp hauled in 40 passes for 566 yards to go along with six touchdowns while playing alongside a solid duo in Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods shows just how reliable of a target he truly was for Jared Goff.
Recovering from a torn ACL is never easy for any professional athlete to overcome, but unlike the situation surrounding Gurley, every update surrounding Kupp this offseason seemed to be a positive one.
With the way the No. 3 wideout had been looked over the last few months while putting in the time to bounce back stronger, there was every reason to believe that Kupp would be ready to go for that first September game against the Carolina Panthers.
Even more exciting for Los Angeles, when seeing how Kupp was able to handle a little bit of contact during training camp, this makes it seem even more likely that he will be ready to go for Week 1.
Plenty could still happen from now until the end of August, although it seems highly unlikely that Sean McVay will even consider playing Kupp in the preseason for obvious reasons to avoid any sort of injury.
But as long as Kupp continues to be cautious and put in the necessary work over the next couple of weeks, being ready to go for Week 1 shouldn’t be an issue at all.
Once that happens and becomes official, all eyes will be on Kupp to see how long it takes before he looks like his usual self as one of the most reliable weapons in the passing game for the Rams.
Expectations are rightfully high for Los Angeles once again heading into year three under McVay after a Super Bowl appearance last season, and if Kupp manages to stay healthy, it’s only going to increase their chances of living up to the hype in 2019.