Latest Rams WR outlook
By: Jake Rajala
The Los Angeles Rams crisp wide receiver Cooper Kupp will seek to win the triple crown (receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns) for the second season in a row. Kupp should also feel delighted that Davante Adams is no longer a Green Bay Packer.
Kupp signed a three-year contract extension that was worth $80 million in early June. Les Snead didn’t lose his touch – as the Rams also gave Aaron Donald a hefty new deal – which also made him the highest-paid non-QB in NFL history.
Kupp was of course joined by Allen Robinson this off-season. It already appears that he will have a very unique role. Per PFT, the Rams OC Liam Coen stated, “I think his route tree is extremely expanded from probably years ago, or maybe what we’ve had our other receivers do.” It’s clear that Sean McVay had a crystal-clear vision of A-Rob in the Rams offense – who had 102 receptions, 1,250 yds, and six touchdowns in 2020.
His QB has already been impressed with Robinson’s growth this off-season, as well. Per NFL.com, Stafford stated, “I’ve been very, very impressed with his ability to grasp our offense, his role in our offense”. After Stafford and A-Rob squared off against each other in the NFC North, it’s obvious that the two sides are excited to be on the same unit.
Van Jefferson will be a sleeper WR in the league next season, to say the least. Jefferson recorded 50 receptions, 802 yds, and six touchdowns in his sophomore season. He should be a 1,000+ yd WR with more development and excellent match-ups across the two big WRs in LA. As Fantasy Pros mentioned, he should also really blossom if an injury to Kupp or Robinson (five missed games last season) occurs.