5 unstoppable offensive stars who must carry the LA Rams into the postseason

Expectations continue to rise for the LA Rams, particularly in the quest for a post-season appearance. But if the team intends to compete in the 2025 NFL Playoffs, these five offensive weapons will need to show up in a big way.
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Jimmy Garoppolo, Mike LaFleur
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WR Cooper Kupp

If veteran wide receiver Cooper Kupp is 100 percent healthy, he is a dominating wide receiver in the NFL. He is sneaky agile, is very physical, can catch a ball thrown near his vicinity, and has those powerful strides that churn out plenty of yards after the catch. But the question is: Can he stay healthy in 2024?

Both Cooper Kupp and the coaching staff believe that he can. Reports about Kupp's prolonged struggles with injuries in 2023 stack on top of his known injury shortened season in 2022. Now, after two seasons hampered by mishap, the team is eager to see a fully healthy Kupp back on the football field and producing big gains for the offense.

The thing is, despite two injury riddles seasons, Kupp continued to flirt with 1000 receiving yard seasons. He put up 812 yards and six touchdowns in just nine games in 2022. And he put up 737 yards and five touchdowns in just 12 games in 2022. Had he been able to suit up for all 17 games in either season, he would have broken 1000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. That would have been a huge performance for this team.

So why not believe that he is capable of putting up those types of numbers in 2024? After all, in the past three seasons, he has averaged over 1,150 yards and nine touchdowns per year. That type of contribution in this offense in this season is the type of production that not only will help the team repeat an appearance in the NFL Playoffs, but makes the team unstoppable once the team gets there.

In the team's run to claim the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl LVI, Kupp caught 33 of 42 targets for 478 yards and six touchdowns in just four games. The team not only needs Kupp to stay healthy through 2024, but arrive at the post-season in good enough shape to put up a similar performance.