Few wide receivers in the NFL chronicle have had such a great season as Cooper Kupp’s 2021 campaign.
Regardless of the historic result, NFC Pro Bowl team member Justin Jefferson has placed himself above the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver. stating recently“Cop is good, but I’ll say he’s after me.”
Kupp, the current AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year, politely disagreed Wednesday when asked about the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver position.
“I respect his opinion and I can also respectfully disagree,” Kapp said in a team transcript.
The 2021 season has been a real test of strength for Kupp. He led the NFL with 16 touchdowns, 145 receptions and 1,947 yards, becoming the first wide receiver since Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers in 2005 and just fourth overall since the 1970 merger to win the Triple Crown.
The LA forward’s ascent to the top of the leaderboard saw him post a single season receiving and receiving yards that were the second highest in NFL history, and he became only the fourth player ever to hit 100-plus catches, 1,500 plus yards and a 15-plus TD, according to NFL Research. The other three – Jerry Rice (1995), Marvin Harrison (2001) and Randy Moss (2003) – are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
So Kupp, who also won the Super Bowl MVP in the Rams’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals, seems to have earned some respect. However, Jefferson had previously believed that Davante Adams was the best WR in the game and that he would surpass him in the 2022 season.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is a position that Kupp does not look upon unkindly.
Recognized for his work ethic and tenacity to become one of the greatest players, Kupp, 29, praised Jefferson’s mindset.
“I hope he says so,” Kapp said. “I think that’s the beauty of this game. I think that speaks volumes about the competitiveness of this league. on the field with you if you don’t feel like you’re ready to be the best player you can be.”
Jefferson, 23, is getting ready for the most brilliant start to his career, better than anyone else in the history books. His 3,016 receiving yards is the most in league history for a player’s first two seasons. In two seasons, he threw for 196 receptions, 17 touchdowns and the aforementioned 3,016 yards, which compares quite well to Kupp’s 237 receptions, 2,921 yards and 19 touchdowns in the same period.
Whether it’s Adams, Kupp, Jefferson, Stephon Diggs, Tyreke Hill or anyone else, there are plenty of arguments for who is the best in the game.
However, there is no doubt that, in terms of statistics and team success, Kupp stood above everyone else in 2022, as did his Rams. Debate in all respects will resume in a few weeks with the dawn of a new season.