Cooper Kupp had exactly one 1,000-plus-yard season under his belt when he arrived at Los Angeles Rams training camp last year. He then went on to have perhaps the greatest year by a wide receiver in league history: Kupp set an NFL record with 1,947 receiving yards during the regular season and set another record with 33 catches in the playoffs as the Rams won the Great. Bowl LVI. Kupp was named Super Bowl MVP after scoring the game-winning touchdown on LA’s final drive.
Kupp is now back in training camp after signing a $110 million extension with the Rams during the offseason, and he’s ready to prove he wasn’t a one-year wonder. The Rams’ official TikTok account posted a video of Kupp at training camp on Monday This should serve as a warning to defenses around the league: good luck staying in front of this man. Just take a look at this fancy leg:
Kupp isn’t the biggest or fastest receiver, but nobody is better at getting open and few have better hands. While repeating last year’s ridiculous numbers seems unlikely, he will still be an absolute nightmare to defend in Sean McVay’s offense as the Rams added more weapons around him. The Rams signed Allen Robinson away from the Bears and reportedly still want to bring back free agent Odell Beckham Jr. as he recovers from a serious knee injury.
No one expected Kupp to have such a historic season last year, but he’s not surprising anyone this season. Even when defenses know the ball is going to Kupp, they can’t stop him. This training camp clip is a small example of how unguarded he is.