Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford enjoyed massive success in his first year with the Rams and Cooper Kupp is one of the main reasons why his first year in Los Angeles ended up being a memorable one. Last year, Kupp led the league in receiving yards as he was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and also won the Super Bowl MVP award.
Kupp was Stafford's favorite target and the two were an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses. In an interview with CBS Sports, Stafford explained what makes Kupp special. "I think it's a combination of things.
He's an extremely smart player, probably one of the smartest non-quarterbacks I've been around. He's faster than people think, quicker than people think and I think at 6-foot-2, 205 or 210 pounds whatever he is, he's really a strong physical player too.
So when you get that combination, it's tough to stop and he's just got such great instincts and ability to create after the catch. It's a little bit of everything and it makes him a really special player," Stafford told Jordan Dajani of CBS Sports.
Stafford wins his first Super Bowl ring
Stafford three times made the playoffs while was a member of the Detroit Lions. However, Stafford's first playoff win came this past postseason after the Rams defeated the Arizona Cardinals in the wild card round.
The Rams made a great start to the year but then hit a rough stretch in November. The Rams bounced back from a disappointing November and found their game when it mattered the most - the postseason. "It was a great journey.
It was up and down, there were tough times, great times, I think in the month of November we didn't win a football game, played some bad ball and found a way to right the ship and get it going. That's what NFL seasons are about.
They're never perfect, there's always adversity, lose Robert Woods, we bring in Odell Beckham and try to get him up to speed as quickly as possible, bring in Von Miller. It really was just this unbelievable journey, and 365 days before I was a Detroit Lion.
So it was an unbelievable thing to be a part of, and then something I'm hoping to try to achieve again," Stafford reflected, Stafford admitted being a Super Bowl champion is a great feeling and he is determined to help the Rams repeat as Super Bowl champions next season.