Rams’ Cooper Kupp works out with Clippers star Paul George
Kupp, of the Rams, tweeted out pictures of the two apparently working out together on Wednesday.
If that whole basketball career doesn't work out, @Yg_Trece, and you wanna try 🏈 just HMU.
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) July 1, 2020
Of course, Kupp and George are operating under different circumstances. Kupp’s Rams season has yet to begin, while George and the Clippers are hoping to realize their championship dream when the NBA restart commences later this month.
But while they are still be in the offseason, Kupp and the rest of his Rams peers have also been thrown for a loop because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Organized team activities were scrapped in favor of virtual offseasons, and the NFLPA has advised against player-led workouts for the Rams and everyone else. The NFL also cut the preseason in half.
Needless to say, professional athletes across all sports are working to get up to speed. The Rams are hoping Kupp can replicate the success he had in 2019. The 27-year-old had the best season of his young career, posting receptions for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns while playing all 16 games. Kupp is also about as sure-handed as they come, having posted consecutive seasons with a catch rate over 70 percent.
The Rams traded Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans at the beginning of free agency, so it will need Kupp to be productive wherever he lines up, whether out wide or in the slot.
The Rams disappointed in 2019, just one year after reaching the Super Bowl. But they are hoping for a revitalized Jared Goff to lead an explosive offense.
Kupp figures to be an integral part of that offense, and he enlisted George’s help in staying ready.