- NFC West wide receiver and reigning Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp has two years left on his contract with the Los Angeles Rams
- Now would be a normal time for both parties to come together on a long-term deal and Cooper gave an honest update on the status of that negotiation
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Reigning Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp has already made $23,648,331 in his first five seasons in the NFL. He is now set to earn over double that in the next two seasons with $14,875,000 in 2022 and $14,625,000 in 2023. But the Los Angeles Rams only have him under contract for the next two seasons unless they come together on a long-term extension.
There’s an argument to be made that Cooper Kupp is currently the best wide receiver in the NFL. At the very least, he’s in the top 5. But he’s currently the 18th highest-paid wide receiver in the league and with a new long-term contract looming, he’ll certainly seek to be paid for his talents.
Speaking with The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue, Cooper Kupp gave a very honest update on the state of his contract. He loves his team, he wants to stay, and he wants the contract to work for all parties involved. If you are the LA Rams this is exactly what you want to hear from your #1 wide receiver.
Cooper Kupp Gives Honest Update On His Contract Situation With The Los Angeles Rams
“I try to help where I can. I don’t want to be in the dark on this thing. I also love this organization. I want to be here for a very long time, and to be doing things with these guys — not just the guys on the field, I want to be a part of this organization (in its) growth and the places I think this organization is going.
And so I want this to be something that makes sense for everyone. I want them to feel good about it, and I think the best way to do that is for me to at least be involved in some capacity. It’s never going to be at the cost of anything on the football field, (but) the more communication, the better, and just be able to find a place we can all feel good.” (via)
How much money do the Los Angeles Rams have to spend?
The Los Angeles Rams are 100% in ‘win now’ mode. They currently have $5,364,530 in cap space for 2022 and $9,952,678 for 2023. So there’s room to pay their top wide receiver in the near and long-term future but the Rams are loaded with other talents who will also need to get paid if they want to remain competitive.
It’s very hard to imagine the LA Rams letting Cooper Kupp walk away after next season but we’ve seen some huge shakeups recently in the NFL.
Complicating things for the Rams is Aaron Donald recently firing off a ‘subtle ultimatum’ about playing with the Rams vs retirement. His recent comments suggest he needs to get paid more and the Rams might need to pony up if they want one of the best defensive talents the NFL has ever seen to return for another Super Bowl run.