Sean McVay Fully Commits To Jared Goff

Rams quarterback Jared Goff still has two years left on his rookie deal, but there’s already been at least some speculation that Los Angeles could move on from its signal-caller at the end of his contract rather than venture into $30MM+ per year territory. But speaking to Mike Silver of, Rams head coach Sean McVay fully threw his weight behind Goff as LA’s long-term starter.

“Whether it ends up happening this year or next year, there is a zero percent chance this guy’s not gonna get an extension he’s worthy of,” said McVay. “All the narratives out there are wrong. Jared and I couldn’t be more connected, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of him as our leader. He is so vital and important to us and our success. That extension will get done. It’s a matter of when, not if.”

Goff, 24, is coming off a stellar campaign in which he threw for 4,688 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while earning a Pro Bowl nod and a trip to the Super Bowl. However, the idea of letting Goff walk in free agency — or trading him before his contract expires — has at least come up as a topic of conversation, with the reasoning that the former No. 1 overall pick is simply a by-product of McVay’s offensive system. Bill Barnwell of examined the possibility of a club trading its starting quarterback (and specifically used Goff as an example) in a September 2018 piece.

The most obvious comparison for a Goff extension would be the four-year, $128MM deal Carson Wentz signed with the Eagles last week. But the Rams don’t seem to be interested in giving Goff a new deal immediately, as team COO Kevin Demoff recently indicated Los Angeles will likely wait until next offseason to work on a Goff pact.

I don’t want this to sound hollow, but I don’t think (the Wentz extension) affects our conversations that much,” Demoff said. “It’s been reported for a few months that the Eagles and Carson were talking about a contract. We were well aware of that, and they seem to be on a different timetable. I think people mistake timeline and getting deals done with multiple years left for commitment.”

Goff is set to count for roughly $8.889MM in 2019 before his salary balloons to $22.783MM in 2020, courtesy of his fifth-year option.

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13 comments on “Sean McVay Fully Commits To Jared Goff

  1. washington_bonercats

    You may as well sign him now. The price tag goes up every year you wait. And for some reason I don’t think they brought Bortles in to be the savior of the franchise lol

  2. socalphan

    Actually if I was Goff, not sure I’d be committed to Mr Perfect. I saw better play calling in Friday Night Flag Football in the Super Bowl

  3. highplainsdriftr

    Media analysis on this stuff is desperate. Why would the Rams have any interest in dumping a 24 yo qb who just went for 30/4000…? Just because he didn’t win it all? Sports media desperately need to get back to covering game action and not manufactured ‘hot stove’ story lines

    • Ironman_4life

      The media is awesome because what starts out as a lie is believed among millions of gullible Americans.

  4. kenleyfornia2

    The idea of the Rams moving on from Goff comes from people who never watched this team before they came back to LA. Rams were a QB graveyard for a decade. Traded a ton to move up to #1 and hit on it. Moving on from him would be very dumb. The only reason there is any life support to this idea is McVay would be competent enough to find a replacement unlike previous regimes

    • bradthebluefish

      Don’t disagree, but when do you say Goff isn’t worth the money? If Goff want $30MM/yr or more, do you say no? Where do you draw the line?

  5. bradthebluefish

    Let Goff go if he wants more than $20MM/yr. He won’t be worth it.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Your completely out of touch with current market values. Glennon got $18MM from Chicago 3 seasons ago and you think someone with Goff’s talent is only worth 2 mill more now.

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