Kliff Kingsbury tried to make use of pal Sean McVay’s marriage ceremony for payback.
The Cardinals coach, attending his Rams counterpart’s nuptials over the weekend, jokingly tried to persuade star defensive deal with Aaron Donald to retire and Cooper Kupp, the NFL’s high receiver, to carry out in his chase of a payday.
“I advised (Donald), he’s achieved all he can accomplish and it’s a fantastic concept to exit by yourself phrases, all that,” Kingsbury advised reporters on Thursday. “And I advised Kupp, I used to be principally like, ‘I do know you and Sean are pals, however cease taking that McVay low cost, maintain out for the primary three weeks and get one thing sorted out.’
Kliff Kingsbury attended Sean McVay’s marriage ceremony on Saturday, and tried a bit of Rams disruption.Cardinals
“You possibly can inform that didn’t work out both.”
Donald and Kupp signed monster contracts this week to remain in Los Angeles: Donald scored a reworked three-year deal value $95 million whereas Kupp’s extension pays him $110 million over the subsequent 5 seasons.
The NFC West rival coaches have some hijinks of their historical past. In 2019 McVay satisfied Kingsbury they’d dedicated tampering for having dinner with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald secured huge paydays from the Rams this week.Los Angeles Day by day Information by way of Getty Photos; Getty Photos
“Now we have a mutual buddy that I put his title in my cellphone as (NFL commissioner) Roger Goodell,” McVay stated on “The Adam Schefter Podcast” in 2019. “I had this buddy ship me a textual content saying, ‘I can’t consider you’re at dinner with Kingsbury and Mahomes. You recognize higher than this. That is tampering. You’re each shedding picks.’
“I confirmed Kliff the textual content, and he noticed a ghost. I stated, ‘You higher name [GM] Steve Keim instantly.’ He stated, ‘I believed I used to be going to lose the No. 1 total choose.’
“We couldn’t let it go on too lengthy, however it was fairly good. We obtained him good.”
Regardless of their good-natured ribbing, Kingsbury was completely satisfied for his pal — and amazed at his marriage ceremony to Veronika Khomyn.
“He’s obtained much more cash than me, I’ll begin at that time,” Kingsbury stated with a smirk.