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Cooper Kupp Just Signed A Record-Breaking Contract

Cooper Kupp is fresh off a championship and Super Bowl MVP award. The Los Angeles Rams are now generously compensating him.

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Cooper Kupp has had an incredible 2022. In Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Rams standout was on the winning team and became only the eighth wide receiver to win MVP honors. And right now, he’s about to make a sizable profit.

A contract deal worth $80 million for three years was reached by Kupp and the Rams. More money is guaranteed in this contract—$75 million—than any wide receiver in NFL history has ever received. Kupp’s contract now has five years and $110 million left to pay out.

In a tweet confirming the news, Kupp thanked his first five years and told supporters he was “much more excited by our future.”

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Getty Images/Kevin C. Cox

The 28-year-old receiver enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2016. He was the only player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to lead the league in catches, yards, and touchdowns with 145 grabs for 1,947 yards and 16 scores. In the Super Bowl, Kupp scored twice after catching two touchdowns earlier in the season.

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Earlier this week, Kupp told reporters that he wasn’t trying to shake up the wide receiver market. He said he didn’t want to try and overtake deals like the one the Miami Dolphins gave Tyreek Hill, a deal that made Hill the highest-paid wide receiver in the league.

The most recent offseason move for the defending Super Bowl champions is Kupp’s extension. The defensive tackle is now the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL thanks to the team’s revisions to Aaron Donald’s deal. Additionally, the Rams added linebacker Bobby Wagner, wide receiver Allen Robinson II, and quarterback Matthew Stafford while extending Stafford’s contract.

Robert Woods, a wide receiver who was traded to the Tennessee Titans in March, will probably be replaced by Robinson in that position. Kupp and Woods were a strong one-two punch for several years; after Woods tore his ACL midway through the 2021 season, Kupp had even more opportunities to shine — and he capitalized on them.

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