No NFL defense is prepared for this colossal LA Rams offensive trifecta

Puka Nacua, Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
Puka Nacua, Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams / Ryan Kang/GettyImages

In the offseason, it can quickly become a bit of a feeding frenzy. After all, with so many new free agents already signed to the LA Rams roster, and with 11 picks to spend in the 2024 NFL Draft, it's easy to get swept up in the chaos of looking for the next exciting addition like a child opening presents under a Christmas tree. In the zest for the next new thing, have we taken our eyes off what this team already has on roster in terms of offensive excellence?

Not if I can help it.

Even with an injury-tainted season, LA Rams WR Cooper Kupp put up 737 yards and five touchdowns. While that may seem a bit sub-par for the All-Pro veteran, he did finish 50th in the league depite playing in just 12 games. His teammate, rookie WR Puka Nacua, put up 1,486 yards and six touchdowns. That was good enough to finish as the fourth-ranked NFL receiver in 2023.

And he was playing in just his first season. He played so well, that even Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James took notice and paid tribute by giving him a new nickname.

So it's safe to project that if the Rams can muster 17 games out of their top two receivers in 2024, the offense with boast two 1000+ receiving yard receivers, each of whom will add six or more touchdowns this season.

Others are even more optimistic:

But wait, there's more . . .

Despite appearing in just 12 games in 2023, LA Rams featured running back Kyrien Williams put up 1,144 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.

But there is more to this. Because the Rams roster suffered numerous but minor injuries in 2023, I wanted to see just how frequently Puka Nacua, Cooper Kupp, and Kyren Williams all took the football field at the same time last season.

I have to admit that even I was surprised at how infrequently the trio managed to suit up and compete alongside one another. The results of that comparison are shown below in the data table. To simplify the data points, the statistics for Nacua and Kupp are exclusively receiving statistics, while Williams' column only shows rushing statistics:

2023 Game

Puka Nacua

Cooper Kupp

Kyren Williams

@ Seahawks

10/15 119 yds 0 TD


15 - 52 yds 2 TDs


15/20 147 yds 0 TD


14 - 52 yds 1 TD

@ Bengals

5/7 72 yds 0 TD


10 - 38 yds 0 TD

@ Colts

9/10 163 yds 1 TD


25 - 103 yds 2 TDs


7/11 71 yds 1 TD

8/12 118 yds 0 TD

13 - 53 yds 0 TD


4/7 26 yds 0 TD

7/9 148 yds 1 TD

20 - 158 yds 1 TD


8/12 154 yds 0 TD

2/7 29 yds 0 TD


@ Cowboys

3/7 43 yds 0 TD

4/10 21 yds 0 TD


@ Packers

3/7 32 yds 0 TD

2/7 48 yds 0 TD



5/7 70 yds 1 TD

1/1 11 yds 0 TD


@ Cardinals

4/8 27 yds 0 TD

3/5 18 yds 0 TD

16 - 143 yds 0 TD


4/7 105 yds 1 TD

6/8 39 yds 1 TD

21 - 88 yds 1 TD

@ Ravens

5/9 85 yds 0 TD

8/10 115 yds 1 TD

25 - 114 yds 0 TD


5/8 50 yds 0 TD

8/8 111 yds 1 TD

27 - 152 yds 1 TD


9/11 164 yds 1 TD

6/12 52 yds 0 TD

22 - 104 yds 1 TD

@ Giants

5/8 118 yds 0 TD

4/6 27 yds 1 TD

20 - 87 3 TDs

@ 49ers *

4/6 41 yds 1 TD



* the final game of the season, the Rams chose to rest both Cooper Kupp and Kyren Williams. The team benched Puka Nacua as soon as he set the All-Time NFL Rookie Receiver Record.

The trio only played together in eight games in 2023. Of those games, the LA Rams boasted a record of 6-2, only losing to the early-season dynamo Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5, and to the late season express of the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14.

From that data alone, I believe that it's safe to conclude that all three offensive weapons on the field at the same time creates an unstoppable offensive trifecta. But now consider the fact that the Rams have upgraded at the offensive line and are 100 percent healthy again. That is before the team adds any new prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Of course this is the time to get excited over the new additions to the team. But keep in mind that this offense is loaded with talent, and just by staying healthy and playing together, they should do much better this season than in 2023. In the end, this team is not as much about the rookies who will arrive as the veterans who are returning.

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