Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp isn’t buying Justin Jefferson’s claims of being the better receiver of the two.
Kupp lit the NFL world on fire last year with an MVP-caliber season after racking up 145 receptions for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns. Even with his former offensive coordinator, Kevin O’Connell, joining the Minnesota Vikings, he still feels like he’s the superior player in comparison to Jefferson.
“I respect his opinion and I can also respectfully disagree,” Kupp said, via Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith. “I would hope he would say that. I think that’s the beauty of this game. I think it speaks to the competitiveness of this league.
“If you’re not putting yourself as the best, and you’re not working to be the best, then I’d be concerned about stepping on the field with you, if you don’t feel like you’ve prepared to be the best player that you can be.”
When speaking with the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson in late July, Jefferson called Kupp a good player, while also pointing out he was better.
“Coop is good, but I’ll say he’s behind me,” said Jefferson.
Both receivers will have an opportunity to go out there and prove it in the 2022 season.
Jefferson should be even more dangerous with O’Connell taking the reins of the offense. And it remains to be seen what the Rams offense will look like with him leaving.
Could Jefferson realistically eclipse 2,000 receiving yards with an offensive-minded head coach on the sideline?
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