A blockbuster trade proposal has the Los Angeles Rams sending out another core member of their Super Bowl 56 championship team to an up-and-coming NFC contender.
Last year, the Rams handed superstar wide receiver and Super Bowl 56 MVP Cooper Kupp to a three-year extension worth $80 million. Kupp was coming off a historic season in which he led the NFL in receiving yards, receptions and receiving touchdowns.
But what if the Rams decide to shed more salary and try to get younger as they look to build off a miserable 5-12 season?
Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine proposed a massive trade idea in which the Rams would send Kupp to the Detroit Lions in exchange for 2024 first and third-round picks and a 2025 third-round selection:
“The Detroit Lions could make their case for inclusion by acquiring one of the remaining superstars from the Rams team that won Super Bowl LVI.
The Lions were one of the better offenses in the league behind a good offensive line, a resurgent season from Jared Goff and Amon-Ra St. Brown carrying the receiving corps. Pairing him with Kupp would make the receiving corps downright nasty….
Offering the Rams additional draft capital to help with their rebuild while adding one of the most talented receivers in the game would help both franchises achieve their goals in their current timelines.”
On paper, this trade makes sense for both sides. The Rams already traded away All-Pro corner Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins earlier this offseason, and GM Les Snead couldn’t do much to improve his roster with limited cap space.
As for the Lions, they’d be acquiring one of the game’s elite wide receivers who could easily help this offense reach a top-five level. And with Kupp under contract long-term, the Lions can absolutely justify giving up significant draft capital for him.
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