LA Rams WR Cooper Kupp: The Miracle at SoFi Stadium
It all came together in 2021
For the first four seasons, there was something off-kilter for Kupp. He was good, dependable, did everything in a good way, but he was not great. He felt elite, but his NFL numbers continued to fall short of that mark. Of course, any passing record needs two players: The quarterback who throws the ball flawlessly to the receiver in stride, and the receiver who can catch the ball, elude defensive backs, and advance the football.
In 2022, the LA Rams traded for veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. Suddenly, Cooper Kupp began to look and feel elite. So very elite that Cooper Kupp is just 48 receiving yards shy of besting the Rams Franchise All-Time Single-Season receiving yards record currently held by the legendary Isaac Bruce. Kupp is just four touchdowns away from breaking the Rams Franchise All-Time Single-Season receiving touchdown record currently held by Elroy Hirsch.
Cooper Kupp is not just catching short passes but is capable of running short, intermediate, and deep routes all game. That has allowed him to set an NFL record with 10 straight games with 90+ receiving yards.
He is setting franchise and NFL records but is within reach of many more. In fact, he’s having the type of single-season that could make him the NFL MVP winner this year.
The LA Rams have a lot to play for this season. If the LA Rams win in Week 17 and the Arizona Cardinals lose, the team will likely sit Kupp for Week 17. For all practical measures, Kupp’s regular season will likely end in Week 16. But take heart. Regardless of whichever records are or are not set by Kupp, I’m quite certain that he would trade them all for a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at SoFi Stadium.
And if he continues at this pace, he may get the chance to do exactly that.