Cooper Kupp had precisely one season with greater than 1,000 yards receiving below his belt when he got here to Los Angeles Rams coaching camp final 12 months. He then proceeded to place up maybe the best 12 months by a large receiver in league historical past: Kupp set an NFL document with 1,947 yards receiving in the course of the common season, and set one other document with 33 catches within the playoffs because the Rams went on to win Tremendous Bowl LVI. Kupp was named Tremendous Bowl MVP after catching the game-winning landing on LA’s closing drive.
Kupp is now again at coaching camp after signing a $110 million extension with the Rams over the offseason, and he’s able to show he wasn’t a one-year surprise. The Rams’ official TikTok account posted a video of Kupp at coaching camp on Monday that ought to function a warning to defenses across the league: good luck staying in entrance of this man. Simply try this fancy footwork:
Kupp isn’t the largest or quickest receiver, however nobody is best at getting open and few have higher arms. Whereas a repeat of final 12 months’s ridiculous numbers feels unlikely, he’s nonetheless going to be an absolute nightmare to defend in Sean McVay’s offense because the Rams added extra weapons round him. The Rams signed Allen Robinson away from the Bears, and reportedly nonetheless need to carry again free agent Odell Beckham Jr. as he recovers from a critical knee damage.
Nobody anticipated Kupp to place up such a historic season final 12 months, however he isn’t catching anybody unexpectedly this season. Even when defenses know the ball goes to Kupp, they nonetheless can’t cease him. That coaching camp clip is a small instance of simply how unguardable he’s.