After one of the most historic seasons for a wide receiver that culminated in a Super Bowl championship and Super Bowl MVP award, Cooper Kupp saw the 2022 season end in disappointment.
The Los Angeles Rams finished the year with the worst season ever for a defending Super Bowl champion, going 5-12 and missing the 2022 NFL Playoffs. Kupp was his usual self on the field, posting 75 receptions, 812 receiving yards and six touchdowns. However, his year was cut short when he suffered a high ankle sprain that would eventually require surgery.
With their season lost, the Rams didn’t bother to reactivate Kupp down the stretch which was the right move as it allowed him more time to fully recover. Now in the offseason, Kupp is reportedly 100 percent healthy and should be ready to go once the 2023 season kicks off.
Before OTAs begin, though, Kupp will be giving back to the Los Angeles community as he announced on his Twitter account that he’ll be hosting his first annual youth football camp:
Come get in the lab with us on April 22nd at my first annual Youth Camp!
Fun and free football camp for children ages 6 – 12!
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) March 21, 2023
Kupp’s camp will take place at Calabasas High School and will be sponsored by Kilburn Live. Anyone that is interested in participating just needs to register on the camp’s official website, though space will be limited. Aside from being able to learn from the star wideout himself, attendees will also be treated to a camp group photo as well as a T-shirt.
It should be a great and fun event for the youth, especially for any Rams fans who have been able to watch what Kupp has done on the field the past couple of seasons. The camp is a great way for Kupp to connect with a select group of kids and should be a blast for everyone involved.
Cooper Kupp considered ‘weight-bearing wall’ of Rams’ remodel
While Kupp’s camp will surely turn out well, it might be another story for the Rams as they enter the remodeling phase. Les Snead and the organization have been adamant about not calling this transition year a rebuild and justified it by saying they weren’t trading away key pieces like Kupp.
In fact, Los Angeles remains dedicated to its pillars in Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and Kupp as Snead publicly called them the weight-baring walls of their remodel.