The Facts: Kupp has certainly earned the right to be the highest-paid receiver in the NFL -- just don't expect him to demand it. When the time comes to sign a new deal, he's more concerned about ensuring he receives a fair amount, not a cap-breaking total. "I don't think that's the approach that I take," Kupp said Tuesday about resetting a suddenly inflated receiver market. "There's a place you want to be. There's a place that I think is fair. I'm not trying to beat anybody. I'm not trying to compare myself to anyone else."
Diehards Line: Kupp is entering the penultimate year of his current contract, which pays him an average annual salary of $15.75 million. That average isn't even in the top 15 at his position across the league. Still, as Kupp said, he isn't worried about measuring himself against the likes of Tyreek Hill ($30 million per year on average), Davante Adams ($28 million per year) or DeAndre Hopkins ($27.5 million). ... Kupp secured the receiving triple crown (NFL leader in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns) in 2021, then went on to play a pivotal role in the Rams' Super Bowl LVI triumph over the Cincinnati Bengals, earning Super Bowl LVI Most Valuable Player honors. He's a premier player at the position and deserves to be paid like it. But Kupp is more focused on finding the right number that allows he and the Rams to continue chasing titles.