LA Rams News: Team extends WR Kupp through 2023 in new 3-year extension
In LA Rams News, the team has now extended two key players for the foreseeable future. Earlier in the week, the Rams extended CB Jalen Ramsey for five years. Now the Rams have extended WR Cooper Kupp for three years. The rapid pace at which the Rams were able to lock in two crucial players is very impressive indeed.
The team needed to get both Ramsey and Kupp under contract, as both would have commanded astronomical figures if either hit free agency. While the Rams made sure to get Ramsey in as the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, thy did a very good job with Cooper Kupp.
We had estimated that the Rams would likely be looking at a four-year deal worth $77-82 million. That would average out to $19.25-20.5 million per year if the two sides could reach an agreement.
Well that all happened quickly. All that remains is the official word
And there it is. Per Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network, the deal is a three-year extension worth up to $48 million. Not only does that extend Cooper Kupp through 2023, but it does so at a very team-friendly cost of just $16 million per year.
The Rams have signed up two critical players before the season starts in Jalen Ramsey and Cooper Kupp. And with this deal, the Rams now keep the very dangerous wide receiver pair of Kupp and Robert Woods together that much longer.
The Rams have secured one of the most dangerous receivers in the NFL until 2023, and at an incredible value. How important is that for the team’s success in 2020? Well, many have the Rams projected at just six-eight wins and finishing last in the NFC West. I suspect that both Jalen Ramsey and Cooper Kupp think otherwise.