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Cooper Kupp doesn’t want to be the highest earner

Cooper Kupp doesn’t intend to take advantage of the current climate regarding wide receiver compensation to break the bank.

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The Los Angeles Rams color holder had an exceptional season in 2021. He led the NFL in catches (145), yards amassed (1,947) and touchdowns (16). He was also excellent in the playoffs, which notably allowed his club to win the Super Bowl.

This year, he will play the penultimate campaign of a pact that earns him nearly $15 million annually. This makes him the 18th highest-earning athlete in the NFL.

In recent months, teams on the Goodell circuit have exploded the value of receivers’ contracts. Davante Adams (Las Vegas Raiders) and Tyreek Hill (Miami Dolphins) have signed new agreements that will earn them respectively $28 and $30 million annually. Stefon Diggs (Buffalo Bills) also obtained a contract extension which will allow him to get his hands on $24 million per season.

Never mind, Kupp doesn’t necessarily want more money than other NFL wide receivers.

“I don’t think I will choose this approach. There’s a certain amount you want to get and it has to be fair,” he said Tuesday, according to comments reported by

“I don’t want to be the highest paid. I don’t compare myself with anyone,” added the star player.

Earlier this week, Rams head coach Sean McVay said getting a new deal was a “priority” for his organization this spring. He said the 28-year-old’s team and camp had “a good dialogue” about it.