Rams Resign Star Wide Receiver


The Los Angeles Rams have resigned the 2022 Super Bowl MVP, Cooper Kupp, to a three-year contract extension worth $78.5 million. The star wide receiver's average annual salary will be worth $26.1 million. However Kupp's total contract is worth much more than those figures suggest. According to Adam Schefter, Kupp's contract expires in 2027, thus tying him to the Rams for the next five years, and is worth $110 million in total. 

 In 2022, Kupp will earn a base salary of $14.8 million while carrying a cap hit of $18.6 million. He has two years and $31.5 million left on the extension he signed in 2020, meaning his new extension will not begin until 2024. 

Kupp's guaranteed $75 million is the most for any wide receiver in the league. Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill has a guaranteed $72.2 million on his new contract, putting him in second place. 

Kupp's resigning comes after several of his teammates already received new contracts, as well. Earlier this week, the Rams resigned defensive end Aaron Donald to a three-year, $95 million contract, which will keep the Pro-Bowler around until 2025. They also resigned quarterback Matthew Stafford to a four-year deal worth $160 million. What's more, the Rams signed free-agent linebacker Bobby Wagner to a five-year, $50-million contract back in early April.

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