Reports: Cooper Kupp agrees to three-year, $80 million extension

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It didn’t take long for reports of the Rams having made significant progress on a deal for Cooper Kupp to a done deal for Kupp.

The All-Pro receiver has agreed to a three-year, $80 million extension that includes $75 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. The $75 million guaranteed is the most for any receiver, topping Tyreek Hill‘s $72.2 million in guarantees. Kupp now is under contract through 2026.

He has two years and $31.5 million left on the extension he signed in 2020.

The Rams announced the extension was agreed upon.

The Rams signed defensive lineman Aaron Donald to a three-year, $95 million contract earlier this week, resetting the market for defensive players, and quarterback Matthew Stafford signed a four-year, $160 million extension earlier this offseason.

The team signed linebacker Bobby Wagner (five years, $50 million) and receiver Allen Robinson (three years, $46.5 million) in free agency.

Kupp earned his extension by becoming the first receiver since 2005 to lead the league in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions in 2021. He capped his historic season with Super Bowl MVP honors.

UPDATE 7:50 P.M. ET: Initial reports of three years, $78.5 million for Kupp were updated to three years, $80 million with $75 million guaranteed.

55 responses to “Reports: Cooper Kupp agrees to three-year, $80 million extension

  1. 75 million guaranteed. Great deal for him. By the way, when did the league get rid of the salary cap?

  2. I don’t think any skill player is worth this.

    The Chiefs will be exactly the same next year.

  3. I can’t wait to see what the new NFL TV deal is worth. It must just be massive.

  4. That’s it for the Rams folks. A few great players and a bunch of vet minimums.

  5. Forget DeShaun Watson, when is the NFL going to investigate the Rams’ salary cap?

  6. One day the fans are going to realize that every time they see players getting multi million dollar raises that they are the ones actually paying for it.

  7. They just keep pushing the cap money forward….all for a win now over the next 3 years….. it worked last year, let’s see how it works going forward…..

  8. This reminds me a lot of the Detroit Tigers. When it crashes down its gonna crash hard.

  9. By simple math it appears the five players mentioned make up over half the total team salary cap. How do they pay the other 48 players, all at 2 million/year? Has the NFL salary cap just become a joke?

  10. Either the Rams have the best salary cap management or they will be fielding a USFL team in a couple of years. Time will tell.

  11. Wally World owns the Rams. They have significant resources to bypass the salary cap.
    Next up… Broncos, I am sure Russell Wilson is smiling.

  12. I have a feeling they’re not trading away any draft picks in the next few years. They’ll need a bunch of rookies on cheap contracts and vet minimums.

  13. He deserves it. He’s not flashy like a lot of other receivers but he also does much more than what shows up in the box score. He’s a capable blocker, tough, great route runner, and excellent chemistry with his QB. He’s like Hines Ward but a bit better in the production category. He’ll never get the praise like a lot of these other WRs but I don’t think that matters to him. He just wants to play football and win and he’s done a pretty good job at that. Kudos for Kupp for not holding out or making it about himself.

  14. Hello people please pay attention. This is not the Aaron Donald situation where they increased the salary of the current contract. This is an extension that starts in 2024. We don’t know the details except it looks like there will be 75 million in guarantees. So this will have a minimal effect on their salary cap until the 2024 season

  15. So many people that don’t understand how cash rich teams like the Rams can, within the rules, spend so much. Cash rich team, cash rich city, cash rich state. Bring the hate.

  16. Fans of other teams just can’t handle the fact that the front office of their favorite teams don’t have competent people who know their way around the salary cap.
    And no one is talking food out of your families mouths to pay these players.

  17. Haters keep on hatin. It’s a new era, the Rams are not messing around. See you in 10 years with +1-3 more SBs. 2>6

  18. kissbillsrings says:
    June 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm
    They just keep pushing the cap money forward….all for a win now over the next 3 years….. it worked last year, let’s see how it works going forward…..
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    ONLY after the refs got involved and call 3 penalties on the last 3 plays with the entire O-line of the Rams being Off-sides on the last one and never getting called!

    The Rams didn’t win the SB, they were gifted the SB!

  19. Tell me again: when and how did the Rams get an exemption from the salary cap?

  20. Giving away valuable draft picks, giving 5 players winning lottery ticket money? It will come back on them very hard. If they don’t win at least one more ring and at least appear in another Superbowl it won’t be worth it. Because the crash is going to be epic. The bill always comes due

  21. Everyone complaining about cashing in. This is the 2020’s. Free agency destroyed long ago the ability to sustain a long term dynasty. This is the new model, push all your chips in while you’re holding a good hand.

  22. The NFL is about to be the new MLB. Small market owners won’t be able to keep up with the Wal-mart billionaires giving all that cash up front. “Cash over Cap” learned that today look into that loop hole of you want.

  23. So, if I recall correctly, the Rams were not in great cap space going into this off season. Yet, that hasn’t stopped them from paying Cupp and Donald and signing Robinson, etc. I know, accounting wise, you can move numbers around but I guess the salary cap is an illusion. So, teams that are 70+ million under the cap say in 2023, have more than Double that in reality.

  24. I’ll be curious to see what the receiver market is in 5 years. It seems every year, there’s more and more top-level receivers coming in. Will they eventually become as expendable as running backs became?

  25. Rams are the perfect example of the Salary cap being a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

  26. Rams are following correct procedures for NOT repeating as Champions by throwing absurd money and contracts at players . Don’t get me wrong Cooper and Aaron Donald are good .. but not that good .

  27. Congress needs to investigate the Rams salary cap.
    I mean come on now are they using Monopoly money to pay these salaries?

  28. Whatever it is they’re doing to sign all these players I’m sure it’s going to catch up with them eventually. But they are taking advantage of their window of opportunity. I mean there are generally around 4 or 5 teams capable of winning a Super Bowl each season and sometimes it just comes down to health and/or luck. I just see them going for it all. Tampa is kind of doing the same thing. I think there are many teams that just try to build competitive teams and don’t want to go for broke. Those teams probably won’t win a Super Bowl.

    I remember long ago reading a book on Red Auerbach and there was a quote from him in it that for some reason I’ve never forgotten. He said we don’t build teams to make the playoffs. We build them to win them. Reminds me of what the Rams are trying to do now.

  29. Seems low for the Rams. Don’t they have a bazillion dollars to throw around?

  30. Kroenke’s will have the SB trophy and the Stanley cup in a few days.
    Must be doing something right…

  31. Good wide receiver, but I doubt he’ll perform to the level of that contract. Last year was a career year for him (hence the extension), but he will not approach those numbers again. With the beating he takes over time, it’s far more likely he ends up on IR.

  32. asdfghjk says:
    Haters keep on hatin. It’s a new era, the Rams are not messing around. See you in 10 years with +1-3 more SBs. 2>6

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    More likely that we’re hearing about salary cap violations associated with the Rams from this period of time. And… good for them, why not break all the “rules”. It worked for the Broncos with no more than a wrist slap.

  33. Great for Kupp he deserved it i said draft him and McLaurin with the Redskins and now Bell of the Browns all 3rd picks i believe but it’s not that hard to see talent unless your an clueless NFL GM i guess ?

  34. For those of you complaining about there being no cap for the Rams, even after their spending spree, they still have $9,734,191 in cap space this year — according to Over The Cap. Meanwhile, the 49ers have just $4,696,327, and New England has only $1,762,440 — the least amount in the entire league. Talk about ”Cap Hell!”

  35. What the heck is wrong with my team? We don’t have one player who could start on the Rams, yet, we had to cut our only halfway decent player (James Bradberry) just to have enough money to sign our draft picks. Has to be shenanigans.

  36. Not having any first or second round draft picks dramatically lowers the Rams’ cost of signing rookie contracts. This makes the Rams locker room the land of star contracts and players who make a lot less money. It also looks like the Rams front office knows how to write contract language better than everyone else.

    The real magic is how the egos all stay in check. There’s no shortage of stories about Cooper Kupp, Matthew Stafford, and Aaron Donald setting the example and coming into work before 6:00 am to review film.

  37. the other great thing about LA is the pay that Donald and Kupp received doing the “Steal the Draft” and other video productions…millions, and not 1 cent counts against the cap….now that’s smart management.

  38. nytro says:
    For those of you complaining about there being no cap for the Rams, even after their spending spree, they still have $9,734,191 in cap space this year — according to Over The Cap. Meanwhile, the 49ers have just $4,696,327, and New England has only $1,762,440 — the least amount in the entire league. Talk about ”Cap Hell!”
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    I don’t think you understand what people are saying if you’re citing cap numbers published somewhere.

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