One of Jared Goff’s favorite pass catchers is sticking around LA for a little while longer. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp has agreed to a three-year contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal is worth up to $49 million, according to NFL Network.
Kupp was entering the fourth year of his rookie contract. The third round pick was due to hit free agency following this season and a breakout 2019 added some urgency for the Rams to get a deal done. Kupp finished last season with 94 receptions (on 134 targets) for 1,161 yards and ten touchdowns. He caught 62 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie, and then 40 for 566 and 6 in an injury-shortened eight-game campaign in 2018.
Kupp and Robert Woods top the Rams depth chart, with rookie Van Jefferson and veteran Josh Reynolds competing to be the third receiver. Woods and Cupp put up similar numbers last season, with Woods catching 90 of 139 targets for 1,134 yards. He was less productive in the end zone, catching only two touchdowns.