Rams receiver Cooper Kupp wins Super Bowl LVI MVP
Cooper Kupp put a cap on his incredible season in the best way possible.
The Los Angeles Rams’ star receiver was announced as the MVP for Super Bowl LVI after posting 92 receiving yards and two touchdowns (including the game winning score in the final minutes) to lead the team to a 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at So-Fi Stadium on Sunday night.
It marks the first time the 28-year old has won a Super Bowl in his career.
“I just don’t feel deserving of this,” said Kupp.
“I’m just so thankful for the guys I get to be around, for the coaches, for my family. I just don’t have words, I’m just so thankful for everyone, everyone that’s been in my life and has encouraged me, has pushed me, has been there for me every step of the way.”
Kupp can add the Super Bowl MVP hardware to the long list of accolades and accomplishments this past season. He finished the season with 178 catches for 2,425 yards and 22 TD, won the NFL regular season receiving triple crown and the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award, was named a Unanimous All-Pro, and had the most catches in a single postseason (33) in NFL history.
Packers on verge of signing All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander to lucrative four-year extension
Jaire Alexander is about to get paid!
According to reports, the Green Bay Packers have finalized their star cornerback to a lucrative four-year, $84 million contract extension that pays him an annual average value of $21 million.
The deal includes a massive $30 million signing bonus, which is the record for largest signing bonus giving to a defensive back.
The 25-year old, who was selected 18th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, has amassed 184 combined tackles, 44 passes defended, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles over a span of four seasons and 48 games with the franchise.
He is also a one-time Pro Bowl and was selected to a Second-team All-Pro in 2020.
Buccaneers to face Seahawks in NFL’s first ever game in Germany
The NFL is finally coming to Germany next season, and the league’s biggest star will grace them with his presence.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to take on the Seattle Seahawks at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 13 at Allianz Arena in Munich. The stadium is home to Bundesliga powerhouse FC Bayern.
The league also announced a handful of other international games in multiple countries.
- New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings on October 2, and Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants on October 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham.
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos on October 30 at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers on November 21 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for Monday Night Football.
Ravens trade receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their receiving core in a big way!
The team announced that they have acquired wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and a 2022 third round pick (100th overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for 23rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Subsequently, the Ravens ended up trading the 23rd overall pick they received in the deal to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills then used the pick to select cornerback Kaiir Elam out of Florida.
Brown, 24, recorded 195 receptions, 2361 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns over a span of 46 games and three seasons with the Ravens from 2019-2021.