Cooper Kupp, Rams reach agreement on 3-year $80M extension, making All-Pro one of NFL’s top-paid receivers

Cooper Kupp arguably had the greatest season for a wide receiver in NFL history — and is now cashing in on his accolades. Kupp and the Rams have agreed to terms on a three-year, $80 million extension, as first reported by ESPN and confirmed by CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones. Kupp is set to make $110 million over the next five seasons, netting the latest massive contract given to a wideout after the market was reset in March. The extension includes $75 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.

The $75 million guarantee represents the highest ever given to an NFL wide receiver or non-QB offensive player, according to ESPN. The total value of the deal gives Kupp an average of $22 million a year, making him the sixth-highest-paid wide receiver in the league. 

Tyreek Hill is the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL, making $30 million annually. Davante Adams is second at $28 million followed by DeAndre Hopkins ($27,250,000), A.J. Brown ($25 million), and Stefon Diggs ($24 million). Kupp is just behind Hopkins with the three-year extension. Four of those five contracts were signed this offseason.

On Monday, the Rams made All-Pro DT Aaron Donald the NFL’s first $30M-per-year non-quarterback with a three-year, $95M deal. 

An 2021 All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection, Kupp finished the regular season with 145 catches for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns — one of the greatest campaigns for a wide receiver in NFL history. Kupp is just the fourth player in the Super Bowl era to capture the “triple crown” for wide receivers, joining Jerry Rice (1990), Sterling Sharpe (1992), and Steve Smith (2005). He’s the first player to win the triple crown outright since Sharpe (Smith was tied for first in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in 2005).

Kupp finished with the second-most receptions (Michael Thomas had 149 in 2018) and receiving yards (Calvin Johnson had 1,964 in 2011) in a single…

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