LA Rams Trick or Treat? It’s our Halloween edition
Treat: Cooper Kupp is for real
There was never a question that LA Rams wide receiver was good. The only real question is just how good was he? If you want to discuss just what a difference acquiring veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford has meant to the LA Rams offense? Look no further than the tremendous spike in production by Kupp.
Prior to 2021, Kupp’s career-high season occurred in 2019, when he caught 94 of 134 passes in 16 games for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns. In just seven games in 2021, he has already caught 56 of 81 passes for 809 yards and nine touchdowns. Let’s put this in perspective, the Rams are not even halfway through the season, and Kupp is already flirting with his career-high totals? That is just phenomenal.
And if you are surprised, you haven’t been paying attention. We’ve been projecting his break-out season for months.
Kupp is having an incredible season so far. If he can sustain this pace for 17 games, he will approach 2000 receiving yards and 22 touchdown receptions. Right now, he is the top NFL receiver in both yards and touchdowns and shows no signs of slowing down.
It’s quite obvious. Great receivers depend upon great quarterbacks. Wherever you rank Matthew Stafford in terms of his place among NFL passers, one thing is a certainty. He is connecting with his receiver Cooper Kupp at an epic level. The rest of the NFL now must figure out a way to deal with it.