Cooper Kupp said Tuesday that he’s not looking to reset a wide receiver market that has already exploded this offseason, even though he clearly deserves it.
The Los Angeles Rams star wide receiver, who is coming off a season in which he was named Super Bowl MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, is signed through 2023 with salaries of 14.5 million in 2022 and $14.25 million next season. The Rams want to sign him to a contract extension.
The 28-year-old said he’s excited to see the contracts signed by other wide receivers this offseason, but when asked if he wants to top those deals, Kupp said that’s not important to him.
“I don’t think that’s really kind of the approach that I take,” he said. “I definitely think there’s a place you want to be. There’s a place that you feel like is fair. A place for me and for this organization. … I’m not trying to beat anybody. I’m not trying to compare myself to anyone else. It’s more about being in a place that’s just right for both sides.”
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On top of not being a greedy guy, Kupp is also attending the Rams’ program and explained why it’s important to him.
“Well, I think it’s important to be here, be around the guys and be around this team,” he said. “The goal at the end of the day is to win a world title. Whatever is going to get us in a place where we can compete for another world title, put us in a better position where we can be a better football team, that’s the goal. I think the best thing I can do is to be a part of that …”
Kupp led the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947), and touchdowns (16) en route to being named the league’s top offensive player. He finished off his spectacular season by getting two touchdown receptions in the Rams’ 23-30 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals to earn Super Bowl LVI MVP honors.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.