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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams and receiver Cooper Kupp have agreed on a three-year contract extension that ties him to the team through the 2023 season.
Kupp’s deal comes two days after teammate Jalen Ramsey agreed to a five-year, $105 million extension that included $71.2 million guaranteed at signing — the most lucrative contract for a defensive back in NFL history.
In the immediate aftermath of Ramsey’s extension, coach Sean McVay expressed optimism that the Rams would also complete a deal with Kupp before the season opener Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
So did Kupp, who turned 27 in June.
“I’d love to be a Ram long term,” Kupp said earlier this week. “I love it here. I love my teammates, I love the coaches.”
A third-round pick from Eastern Washington in 2017, Kupp was scheduled to earn $2.1 million in the final season of his rookie deal.
After tearing the ACL in his left knee midway through the 2018 season, Kupp returned last season with a vengeance. He caught 94 passes for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns, all career bests. In a Week 8 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in London, he caught seven passes for 220 yards and a touchdown.
In 39 career games, including 28 starts, Kupp has caught 196 passes for 2,596 yards and 21 touchdowns.