Rams WR Cooper Kupp ‘respectfully’ disagrees with Vikings WR Justin Jefferson ranking ahead of Triple Crown winner
So Kupp, who also won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player in the Rams’ triumph over the Cincinnati Bengals, seems to have earned high regard. However, Jefferson previously felt that Davante Adams is the best WR in the game and will surpass him in the 2022 season.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is a position Kupp doesn’t look unkindly on.
Hailed for his work ethic and tenacity to become one of the game’s greats, Kupp, 29, complimented Jefferson’s mindset.
“I hope he would say that,” said Kupp, whose stellar 2021 season came with Kevin O’Connell, now Jefferson’s head coach, as offensive coordinator. “I think that’s the beauty of this game. I think it’s a testament to how competitive this league is. If you don’t present yourself as the best and you don’t work to be the best, then I would be concerned about step onto the pitch with you if you don’t feel like you’re ready to be the best player you can be.”
Jefferson, 23, is off to the brightest start to his career, bigger than anyone else in the history books. His 3,016 receiving yards are the most in league history in a player’s first two seasons. In his two seasons, he had 196 catches, 17 touchdowns, and the aforementioned 3,016 yards, all of which compare pretty well to Kupp’s 237 receptions, 2,921 yards, and 19 touchdowns over the same span.
Whether it’s Adams, Kupp, Jefferson, Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill or whoever else, there are plenty of arguments as to who is the best in the game.
There’s no denying though that in the area of stats and team success, Kupp was above all in 2022, as were his Rams. The debate, in all respects, will resume in a few weeks at the dawn of a new season.