The Los Angeles Rams would love to see Cooper Kupp display another 100-yard performance in Week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Watching Kupp suffer a torn ACL last November was a crushing blow for the Rams on offense since he’s become a valuable member of the passing game over the years.
And while there were some concerns over whether Kupp would see any setbacks once he was healthy enough to return, Los Angeles has seen the complete opposite take place.
Through five games, the argument can be made that Kupp has looked the strongest he’s ever been, and watching him already haul in 41 catches for 505 yards with four touchdowns shows signs of being on pace for a career year.
Even more impressive, Kupp has recorded four games in a row with at least 100 receiving yards, and will be looking to extend that streak on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers come to town.
During the offseason, there was plenty of hype surrounding the 49ers possibly taking the leap in the NFC to become legitimate contenders, and this has been exactly the case so far with Kyle Shanahan’s team being off to a 4-0 start.
While Jimmy Garoppolo has rightfully earned a ton of credit for the team’s hot start, San Francisco’s defense deserves just as much credit as well, and will certainly have their hands full trying to keep all of the weapons on offense for the Rams in check.
Looking back at the draft in 2017 when the Rams decided to use a third-round pick on Kupp, it’s safe to say they felt confident in the wideout eventually turning out to be a steal, but whether they expected him to be this good is a different story.
With the way Kupp is playing, it seems like only a matter of time before Los Angeles rewards him with a hefty contract of his own to make sure he sticks around for the long run.
But instead of jumping too far ahead down the road, all the focus for Kupp at the moment is on Sunday’s meeting with the 49ers, as the wideout will look to extend his impressive streak, and put the Rams in great position to improve to 4-2.