Los Angeles Rams star Cooper Kupp had an incredible 2021 season, to say the least. However, the question in everyone's mind is this: how the hell do you follow up a brilliant campaign like that?
Kupp finished as the Super Bowl LVI MVP, adding to his plethora of honors in the 2021 season that includes Offensive Player of the Year, Pro Bowler and First Team All-Pro. And oh, did we mention receptions leader, receiving yards leader and receiving touchdowns leader?
It was an undeniably amazing campaign for Kupp, which makes it hard to exceed, let alone match. However, the Rams wideout highlighted that he won't be trying to produce more in 2022.
“The focus shouldn’t be on trying to produce more. I think that’s a slippery slope to try to live on, regardless of what kind of season you have. If you’re going to try to base everything off the end result, the product, that’s a tough place to live. I think for me, I’ve found that looking at the film, I want to be a better football player. I want to see a better football player on film from one year to the next — from one game to the next. I just want to continue to grow. For me, that’s the name of the game,” Kupp said, per The Spun.
Now that is certainly a great answer from Cooper Kupp. He clearly knows where his focus should be at, and he is doing his best to really keep his mind on his goal.
While the tendency of NFL players is to do more from the previous campaign, that doesn't necessarily equate to playing better or playing winning football. As Kupp said it, becoming a better football player that impacts winning is the true goal.
“It’s understanding that there’s a lot of imperfection — a lot of things we need to improve on,” Kupp added.
As the Rams attempt to win another Super Bowl, it is definitely great to see Kupp in the right mindset heading to the new season.