Cooper Kupp urges Odell Beckham to return to LA Rams, 'come pursue a Super Bowl with us again'
Odell Beckham's injury-plagued career took another blow when he ruptured his ACL in Super Bowl LVI, but Cooper Kupp is keen to see the receiver return to the Los Angeles Rams.
When the Los Angeles Rams made huge changes in the 2021 off-season, perhaps no signing was a bigger statement of intent than their acquisition of Odell Beckham.
Following four years with the New York Giants and then two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Beckham had quickly become one of the most sought after receivers in the NFL.
The Rams ended up landing him, but he didn't quite have the desired impact in his first season.
Of course, the Rams did end up as Super Bowl champions, but Beckham's injury-strewn season stopped him from contributing as much as he'd have liked to.
The 29-year-old enjoyed a strong end to the season, and even shone in the post-season, including scoring the first touchdown of Super Bowl LVI.
🔥 COMING SOON 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MDYKZtvcVI— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) June 10, 2022
But almost immediately after, a ruptured ACL sent him straight back to the treatment table. Now recovering from his injury, Beckham finds himself without a contract.
Cooper Kupp ended up as the Super Bowl MVP and filled the receiver void left by Beckham once he went off. But with Kupp looking to add another ring to his collection this season, he's eager to see his fellow receiver re-sign with the Rams.
"We talk a lot. I want him back," said Kupp.
"I want him to be a part of the Los Angeles Rams. We'll have him come pursue a Super Bowl with us again.
"He was just such a great teammate, such a great person, incredible football player. I learned a ton from him. I want him to come back so bad, but that's something that they're working through."
One issue the Rams will have to tackle is the salary cap. Earlier this month, Aaron Donald signed a bumper contract to become the highest paid non-quarterback in the NFL, while Kupp also signed a three-year extension worth $80million.
Beckham's signature doesn't come cheap, and with injuries consistently leaving him unavailable, it'll be interesting to see whether the Rams go all-out to bring him back to the SoFi Stadium.