Extremely fitting with the season he's had that it's Cooper Kupp!
The Rams take a 23-20 lead with 1:25 to go in Super Bowl LVI! pic.twitter.com/kCmelXUx4c
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) February 14, 2022
Kupp had a great game with eight catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns, including four big catches in the Rams’ final drive.
After his impressive performance, it was to nobody’s surprise that Kupp was awarded the Super Bowl MVP.
SUPER BOWL MVP: COOPER KUPP pic.twitter.com/a56985A651
— NFL (@NFL) February 14, 2022
Here are some reactions to Kupp’s game-winning performance that earned him the award:
Cooper Kupp finished his high school football career with zero scholarship offers.
3 weeks later, he finally got one from Eastern Washington.
This year, he led the NFL in receptions, yards and TDs.
🏆 Super Bowl Champ
🏆 Super Bowl MVP
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) February 14, 2022
Cooper Kupp MVP. Not particularly close
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 14, 2022
At the end of his senior season in high school, Cooper Kupp had zero scholarship offers.
Tonight he caught the game-winning touchdown and won Super Bowl MVP. pic.twitter.com/snIQihD8zG
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 14, 2022
I would give MVP to Cooper Kupp. Two touchdowns, that clutch run. I also would have given him the regular season MVP but that's another thing.
— scott pianowski (@scott_pianowski) February 14, 2022
Kupp was asked to step up in a big way in this game after Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a knee injury that took him out of the game in the second quarter.
He’s the first receiver to win the MVP award since Julian Edelman did so in 2019.
Cooper Kupp becomes the 1st WR to win Super Bowl MVP since Julian Edelman back in Super LIII. 💪
WHAT A SEASON FOR COOPER KUPP. pic.twitter.com/ShpapH4gGo
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 14, 2022
Kupp had a tremendous season for the Rams, going for 145 receptions, 1,947 yards, and 16 touchdowns. His historic season was good enough to earn the triple-crown, leading the NFL in all of those stats.
The wide receiver becomes just the second player alongside Jerry Rice to win the triple-crown and be Super Bowl MVP.
WRs in NFL history to win the triple-crown and Super Bowl MVP:
— Jerry Rice
— Cooper Kupp pic.twitter.com/lxodUa7Hrz
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 14, 2022
Kupp has a truly special story, coming out of FCS school Eastern Washington, and now finds himself as undeniably one of the best receivers in the NFL.
There were some other candidates for MVP like Aaron Donald, who had the game-winning pressure on Joe Burrow to clinch the victory, but you have to feel happy for the kid who came from nothing to truly cement his legacy in the history of the NFL with his performance in this game.